05/31/09 02:18:58 PM PDT
The crowd has returned from the break in a somewhat less boisterous mood than we saw just prior, and the sequence of hands without showdowns has kept them relatively subdued over the last 20 minutes of play.
One big hand could change things quickly, however. And it appears we have just such a hand brewing.... Stay tuned.
05/31/09 02:17:16 PM PDT
Greg Raymer has the button in Seat 5. Justin Bonomo completes the small blind and Lex Veldhuis checks his option.
The flop is
. Bonomo leads out for 100,000 and Veldhuis calls. The turn is the
and both players check. The
falls on the river and Bonomo bets 250,000. Veldhuis tanks for a bit, then gives up his hand, conceding the pot to Bonomo.
05/31/09 02:14:31 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button in Seat 4. Vitaly Lunkin raises to 225,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 02:13:08 PM PDT
Alec Torelli has the button in Seat 3. Dani Stern opens for a 200,000 raise, Isaac Haxton reraises to 650,000 from the small blind, Stern folds and Haxton wins the pot.
05/31/09 02:10:11 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button in Seat 9. He raises to 225,000 and Isaac Haxton makes the call from the big blind.
The flop is
. Haxton checks to Lunkin, who bets 200,000. Haxton gives it up and Lunkin wins the pot.
05/31/09 02:07:24 PM PDT
Dani Stern has the button in Seat 8. He raises to 210,000 and picks up the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 02:05:55 PM PDT
Lex Veldhuis has the button in Seat 7. Justin Bonomo makes it 210,000 to go from the cutoff, Dani Stern three-bets to 600,000 from the small blind, and Bonomo calls.
The flop is
. Stern checks, Bonomo bets 700,000, Stern folds, and Bonomo wins the pot.
05/31/09 02:01:47 PM PDT
Justin Bonomo has the button in Seat 6. Greg Raymer raises to 200,000 from the cutoff, Dani Stern thinks for a minute about making a move from the big blind, but lays down his hand. Raymer wins the pot.
05/31/09 01:59:53 PM PDT
Greg Raymer has the button in Seat 5. Vitaly Lunkin raises to 225,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 01:58:32 PM PDT
Isaac Haxton has the button in Seat 4. He raises to 250,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 01:56:27 PM PDT
Alec Torelli has the button in Seat 3. Vitaly Lunkin opens for 225,000 and picks up the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 01:55:17 PM PDT
Play has resumed. There's still another half-hour left in Level 25 (blinds 40,000/80,000, antes 10,000).
05/31/09 01:50:18 PM PDT
That 20-minute break has extended somewhat, likely because of the still ongoing ceremonial activities associated with the Champions Invitational. Sounds like they are about to get started nearby, though, so we should get Raymer back here soon.
05/31/09 01:32:08 PM PDT
Greg Raymer 6,410,000
Vitaly Lunkin 4,340,000
Justin Bonomo 3,795,000
Isaac Haxton 3,405,000
Dani 'Ansky' Stern 3,115,000
Lex 'RaSZi' Veldhuis 1,660,000
Alec Torelli 1,555,000
05/31/09 01:22:55 PM PDT
As the chip leader here with seven players remaining, it appears Greg Raymer won't be making the start of that Champions Invitational event, scheduled to begin within the next hour.
He has taken the opportunity during the break, however, to go over to the secondary feature table to be photographed along with the other WSOP Main Event champs.
05/31/09 01:16:02 PM PDT
With 32 minutes left on the clock in Level 25, the players have gone on a 20 minute break.
05/31/09 01:15:34 PM PDT
Vitaly Lunkin has the button in Seat 9. Dani Stern opens for 210,000 and Isaac Haxton calls from the big blind.
The flop is
. Haxton checks over to Stern, who bets 255,000. Haxton lays it down and Stern takes the pot.
05/31/09 01:12:48 PM PDT
Dani Stern has the button in Seat 8. Greg Raymer raises to 200,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
05/31/09 01:11:04 PM PDT
Lex Veldhuis has the button in Seat 7. Isaac Haxton opens for 225,000, Justin Bonomo reraises to 600,000 from the cutoff, and the action folds back around to Haxton. He gives up his hand and Bonomo wins the pot.
05/31/09 01:10:37 PM PDT
Justin Bonomo has the button. Vitaly Lunkin raised to 200,000 from under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.