6/14/2012 8:58:47 PM PST
Heads Up Chip Counts
|Brian Meinders||1,200,000||150,000 |
|Darin Thomas||440,000||0 |
6/14/2012 8:47:07 PM PST
Vitch Loses Some Quick
Christopher Vitch has played a couple of pots here after the break and lost both of them to take a fair chunk out of his stack. A recent hand saw Brian Meinders open the button and Vitch call out the of the big blind. The two players then checked on the flop and turn of a board. On the river, Meinders fired out a bet and Vitch thought long and hard before opting to let his hand go. Vitch now has less than 100,000 chips
|Christopher Vitch||80,000||-275,000 |
6/14/2012 8:46:07 PM PST
Back from Dinner
The three players are back from their dinner break and ready to play down to a winner.
6/14/2012 8:45:07 PM PST
Level 7 started
6/14/2012 7:48:04 PM PST
Counts at the Break
|Brian Meinders||1,050,000||360,000 |
|Christopher Vitch||355,000||-45,000 |
|Darin Thomas||355,000||-5,000 |
6/14/2012 7:44:21 PM PST
Players are now on a 60-minute dinner break. The final three will return in an hour to duke it out for a World Series of Poker bracelet.
6/14/2012 7:40:54 PM PST
The Three Left
Christopher Vitch has been bleeding a few chips of late, while Brian Meinders is still right up there with the lead. Darin Thomas is doing better than when three-handed started.
6/14/2012 7:37:34 PM PST
Thomas' Eights Are Good
Darin Thomas and Christopher Vitch took to a flop, where Thomas led out with a bet. Vitch made the call and an fell on the turn. This time both players checked and the dealer readied the final card for the board.
Thomas fired back up here, flicking out a bet. Vitch opted to make the call and then mucked his hand when Thomas tabled .
6/14/2012 7:29:52 PM PST
Vitch and Meinders
Darin Thomas has been relatively quiet of late, letting Brian Meinders and Christopher Vitch fight it out for the chips. Meinders and Vitch recently played another pot together that went like this.
Vitch opened it up from the button and Meinders made it two bets from the small blind. Thomas got out of the way and a flop appeared on the felt. Meinders led here and Vitch made the call. Both players then checked the turn () and the river ().
At showdown, Vitches' king-high was too strong for Meinders' ten-high as Vitch took down the pot.
6/14/2012 7:21:35 PM PST
Vitch Stealing Pot From Brian
Brian Meinders and Christopher Vitch took to a flop and it was Vitch to act first, with a tap on the table sending the action to Meinders. A bet from Meinders and a call from Vitch would send a out onto the felt on the turn. This time when Vitch checked and Meinders bet, Vitch would make it a check-raise. A call from Meinders and the final card would be dealt on the river.
This time Vitch would lead out with a bet and Meinders would quickly fold his hand to send the pot to Vitch.
6/14/2012 7:15:14 PM PST
Time to Slow Down
There has been three walks during the last batch of hands. With so many eliminations coming in such a short amount of time, it seems like the players are maybe finally slowing down.
6/14/2012 7:08:31 PM PST
Meinders Making Moves
Brian Meinders has just taken down a fair sized pot, with the hand playing out like so. Chris Vitch opened it up from the button and Mienders made it three bets to go in the small blind. Darin Thomas then put in a fourth bet from the big blind and with two calls, three cards would be dealt on the felt.
Meinders checked up front and Thomas fired out a bet. Vitch then made it two to go, at which point Meinders check-raised, making it three bets to go. Thomas let his hand go and Vitch made the call.
The turn would see Meinders lead out this time and with a call from Vitch, the would complete the board on the river. This time both players checked and Meinders turned over his , with the pair of aces enough to take down the hand.
6/14/2012 6:59:31 PM PST
Thomas Building Up
Darin Thomas has been taking down a few pot recently, first managing to make a broadway straight against Christopher Vitch and then playing out the following hand.
Folded to Thomas in the small blind, he made it two bets to go. Vitch called out of the big blind and a flop was dealt. Thomas quickly fired out a bet and Vitch flicked out the call. The turn and again Thomas would fire out a bet, except this time Vitch didn't want anything to do with the hand as Thomas raked in the pot.
|Christopher Vitch||600,000||-115,000 |
|Darin Thomas||360,000||110,000 |
6/14/2012 6:49:49 PM PST
|Christopher Vitch||715,000||255,000 |
|Brian Meinders||690,000||130,000 |
|Darin Thomas||250,000||-5,000 |
6/14/2012 6:48:59 PM PST
Victor Ramdin Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,897)
Victor Ramdin has had a swingy last level and that swing has seen him fly straight out of this tournament in 4th place.
The last hand of Ramdin's tournament began when he raised the cutoff. Brian Mienders raised it up in the big blind and Ramdin made the call.
On the flop, Meinders led out with a bet and Ramdin raised it up, leaving himself with just a big bet and a touch more. Mienders then raised it and very suddenly, Ramdin had the remainder of his chips in the middle.
"I need a ten," said Ramdin as he tabled his .
He wasn't completely dead to ten though, with Meinders holding just . However when the turn and the river hit the felt, it was all over for Ramdin.
|Victor Ramdin||0||-90,000 |
6/14/2012 6:42:57 PM PST
Level 6 started
6/14/2012 6:35:35 PM PST
Ramdin Not Finding Hands
Victor Ramdin has lost a couple of small pots in the last few hands to see his stack fall under 100,000 in chips.