6/21/2012 6:08:52 PM PST
Fitzpatrick Doubles Through Lane
Jonathan Lane opened for 55,000 and Jeremiah Fitzpatrick raised to 150,000 from the big blind. Lane raised enough to put Fitzpatrick all in and he called.
The board ran and despite flopping a set Lane lost the hand with runner-runner clubs to give Fitzpatrick the flush.
|Jeremiah Fitzpatrick||1,170,000||460,000 |
|Jonathan Lane||550,000||-540,000 |
6/21/2012 5:54:41 PM PST
Cards Back in the Air
Cards are back in the air following the break.
6/21/2012 5:53:57 PM PST
Level 5 started
6/21/2012 5:52:09 PM PST
Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
|6||David "Bakes" Baker||317.94|
6/21/2012 5:45:10 PM PST
Chip Counts at the Break
|Antonio Esfandiari||1,215,000||275,000 |
|Jonathan Lane||1,090,000||-160,000 |
|Alessandro Longobardi||775,000||220,000 |
|Jeremiah Fitzpatrick||710,000||-180,000 |
|Roberto Romanello||620,000||305,000 |
|Craig McCorkell||420,000||0 |
|Athanasios Polychronopoulos||260,000||-210,000 |
6/21/2012 5:34:43 PM PST
Another two levels have come and gone and the field is going on a 20 minute break.
6/21/2012 5:34:42 PM PST
McCorkell Moves In
Antonio Esfandiari opened to 43,000 from under the gun. It folded to Craig McCorkell who moved all in for 354,000 from the small blind. Action went back to Esfandiari who thought for a while.
"Well...I don't have aces...or kings...or queens or jacks," said Esfandiari. McCorkell did not react to Esfandiari's table talk.
"What have you got?" continued Esfandiari. "Tell me what to do and I'll probably do it".
McCorkell still sat motionless, his eyes obscured by his sunglasses.
"No comment?" said Esfandiari who counted out enough chips to call and then kissed them. It looked as if he may call at this point but instead picked up his cards with his other hand and threw them away, causing the Brit rail to go nuts.
|Antonio Esfandiari||940,000||-210,000 |
|Craig McCorkell||420,000||-130,000 |
6/21/2012 5:10:10 PM PST
Lane Doubles Through Esfandiari
Jonathan Lane made it 50,000 from the hijack and Antonio Esfandiari called from the big blind.
The flop was and Esfandiari check-called a 65,000 bet. The turned and Esfandiari opted to lead out for 84,000. Lane moved his whole stack in and Esfandiari called.
"Wow," muttered Esfandiari when he was that Lane had flopped the nuts.
The river was the and Esfandiari was forced to push double up chips the way of Jonathan Lane.
|Antonio Esfandiari||1,150,000||-130,000 |
|Jonathan Lane||780,000||280,000 |
6/21/2012 4:47:54 PM PST
Romanello Doubles Through Lane
Jonathan Lane opened to 45,000 and Roberto Romanello moved all in for 153,000. The blinds released and Lane called.
The board ran and Romanello doubled up.
|Jonathan Lane||500,000||5,000 |
|Roberto Romanello||315,000||65,000 |
6/21/2012 4:36:50 PM PST
Level 4 started
6/21/2012 4:32:11 PM PST
Esfandiari Says Goodbye, Becomes Chip Leader
Jonathan Lane opened to 40,000 and Antonio Esfandiari re-raised to 102,000 from the big blind. Lane called and the flop came . Esfandiari bet 120,000 and Lane raised to 625,000 - enough to cover Esfandiari.
"What, a pair and a draw?" Esfandiari asked Lane. "Well ladies and gentlemen, it's been real nice playing you all." He then called and tabled .
Lane tabled and the board completed and Esfandiari went from saying his goodbyes to leaping into the chip lead.
|Antonio Esfandiari||1,280,000||670,000 |
|Jonathan Lane||400,000||-685,000 |
6/21/2012 4:16:03 PM PST
Tense Preflop Moment
Jonathan Lane opened the action to 40,000 and Jeremiah Fitzpatrick re-raised to 110,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Lane took his time to four-bet to 300,000.
Fitzpatrick folded after a few moments.
6/21/2012 4:13:57 PM PST
Fitzpatrick Over a Million
Roberto Romanello raised to 35,000 and it folded around to Jeremiah Fitzpatrick who called from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the turn.
Fourth street was the and Fitzpatrick checked once again. Romanello shot out 55,000 only to have Fitzpatrick make it 130,000 to go. Romanello carefully counted out a call.
The completed the board and Fitzpatrick asked how much Romanello had remaining.
Tournament director Robbie Thompson counted Romanello's stack at around 250,000ish and that led Fitzpatrick to moving all in. Romanello mucked his cards and Fitzpatrick was able to grab a pot that brought him over a million.
|Jeremiah Fitzpatrick||1,070,000||295,000 |
|Roberto Romanello||250,000||-250,000 |
6/21/2012 4:06:32 PM PST
After several warnings about being loud and distracting during hands WSOP security escorted Sam Grafton and another Brit from the seats surrounding the stage.
The staff has allowed a lot of leeway but they seem to not want things to get out of control.
6/21/2012 4:04:52 PM PST
Polychronopoulos Playing Position
Thiago Nishijima opened for 35,000 and Athanasios Polychronopoulos called behind him. The blinds released and the flop came . Both players checked and the turn came . Nishijima bet 42,000 and Polychronopoulos called. The river came , Nishijima checked and Polychronopoulos bet 101,000.
Nishijima tank-folded after several moments and Polychronopoulos took the pot. He then flashed the .
6/21/2012 3:53:43 PM PST
Nishijima Takes It Down With Big Move
Jonathan Lane opened to 40,000 from middle position. Craig McCorkell called and it folded to Thiago Nishijima on the button. Nishijima thought for over a minute before announcing that he was all in.
The blinds folded and Lane quickly followed suit. McCorkell asked for a count and then thought for about twenty seconds before throwing away his hand. Nishijima was awarded the pot and accumulated more than 100,000 chips that hand.
While Nishijima may not be a household name, he has much experience in the online poker world. Our own Chad Holloway conducted an interview Nishijima back in March where they talked about online poker and Nishijima's start in poker.
6/21/2012 3:44:31 PM PST
Lane Putting Chip Lead to Use
Thiago Nishijima opened from under the gun to 35,000, Jonathan Lane called from the button and Roberto Romanello called from the big blind. The flop came , Romanello checked and Nishijima bet 43,000. Lane took a few moments and then raised to 100,000, Romanello folded and Lane folded after holding onto his cards for a moment.