06/13/07 08:23:51 PM PST
Hand #214 - Don Baruch Wins Event #21 ($264,107)
Hand #214 - Jared Davis has the button, and he's all in preflop with against Don Baruch's . Davis will need his hand to hold up to stay alive.
The flop comes , and Baruch takes the lead with two pair, queens and nines. Davis's best hope is an ace.
The turn card is -- the ! Baruch turns a full house (queens full of nines) to clinch the pot. (The meaningless river card is the .)
Jared Davis is eliminated in second place, earning $149,263.
Don Baruch wins Event #21 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout), earning $264,107, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.
Here are all of your final-table finishers:
1st - Don Baruch - $264,107
2nd - Jared Davis - $149,263
3rd - Daniel Negreanu - $101,351
4th - Thomas Fuller - $68,796
5th - Michael Wehner - $36,855
6th - Brendan Lee - $22,113
7th - Doug Baughman - $15,971
8th - Erick Lindgren - $12,899
9th - Fred Goldberg - $9,828
06/13/07 08:18:12 PM PST
The break is over and heads-up action resumes.
06/13/07 08:12:06 PM PST
There is a short break in the action as the broadcast crew swaps new tapes into the equipment.
06/13/07 07:56:34 PM PST
Hand #197 - After a flop of , both players check. The turn card is the , Davis bets, and Baruch calls. The river card is the , and both players check. Davis shows , and Baruch mucks. The holecam shows that Baruch held .
06/13/07 07:51:20 PM PST
There aren't any interesting hands to report. Really. The story right now is in the chip counts, because these two players are playing most of these pots for the minimum.
06/13/07 07:43:46 PM PST
Heads-Up Play Is No Laughing Matter -- Or Is It?
The commentators are spending most of their time making jokes about the word "check." These players are from the Czech Republic, and they eat Rice Chex or Corn Chex for breakfast. Then they talk about hockey, because the players can receive fouls for checking.
Many different ways of saying there's a lot of checking.
06/13/07 07:37:08 PM PST
Limp-Check, Check-Check, Check-Bet-Fold -- Repeat
These final two players seem to be limping and checking as much as is allowed by the rules. There may not be much action unless both players wake up with two pair or better.
06/13/07 07:30:45 PM PST
Blinds increase to 15,000-30,000, with a 4,000 ante. Play continues without a break.
06/13/07 07:27:18 PM PST
After 172 hands, Don Baruch and Jared Davis are playing about as passively as possible. Baruch's chip lead is over 4-to-1, but you wouldn't know it by the action.