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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:34 PM Local Time
Hansu Chu was once down to 6,000 chips in his heads-up match with Jean-Robert Bellande and now has almost 60,000.
The table with Matt Graham, Jonathan Tamayo, Stefan Rapp, and Duane Graff Jr. is still four handed with very little action and each player just trying to hang on and grind it out.
Eric Rivkin and Brandon Wong have grown closer to even in chip stacks now. Wong had Rivkin down early, but Rivkin has battled back.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:27 PM Local Time
Danny Wong raised from the button and Fred Berger called out of the big blind. The flop came the
. Berger bet all in and Wong made the call.
The turn came the
and the river came the
to give Wong the comeback win.
Wong was down to 2,000 chips and made an amazing comeback to get the win against Berger and move on to the final table.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:21 PM Local Time
The heads up battle between Jean-Robert Bellande and Hansu Chu continues. Chu is very short and he and Bellande are just laughing it up. If he raises, Bellande will look at his cards and if its not playable, he just folds with a big flourish.
They both seem to be enjoying themselves. Bellande currently holds over a 20 to 1 chip lead.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:15 PM Local Time
Hansu Chu just doubled up to 12,000 in his heads-up battle against Jean-Robert Bellande. After the hand, he said the following:
"Who's the survivor now! Bobby, you weren't!"
Bellande has 258,000 chips.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:11 PM Local Time
John Kranyak capped the betting preflop against Markus Stranzinger and Stranzinger made the call.
On a flop of
, the betting was again capped between the two players. The last bet was enough to put Stranzinger all in.
Kranyak had aces and Stranzinger a gutshot draw. The turn of the
helped neither player and the river card of the
gave Kranyak three aces and the victory.
Kranyak is our second player to advance to the final table.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:02 PM Local Time
On a flop of
, Sol Mammon bet out and Joe De Niro raised enough to put Mammon all in. Mammon made the call.
The turn fell the
, helping neither player. The river card of the
gave De Niro the table win and will propel him to the final table.
De Niro will be the first player to advance to the final table today. He will have a long wait as all the other tables still have to play down to a winner.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:55 PM Local Time
Tony Tan was all in against Eric Rivkin and Danny Wong. Rivkin and Wong checked it down to the river.
for aces with a queen jack. Wong showed
for air. Tan mucked.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:48 PM Local Time
Jannick Wrang was eliminated. His pocket tens were cracked by pocket eights when a fourth heart fell on the river to give Wrang's opponent a flush.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:42 PM Local Time
Mike Wattel was all in preflop against Andrew Prock and Jelger Wiegersma. It was checked down to the river.
On a board of
Wiegersma bet out and Prock folded.
to win the hand and send Wattel home.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:31 PM Local Time
At the end of the break, Hansu Chu did not show up to continue his heads up match with Jean-Robert Bellande. Bellande refused to continue playing until Chu returned. In fact, he didn't even take his seat. As a result, the blinds would just be moved around as both hands would be declared dead.
Chu returned within a couple of minutes and the heads-up match continued.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:26 PM Local Time
Players have returned from break.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:25 PM Local Time
Jean-Robert Bellande had Cristiano Blanco all in preflop. Bellande had
and Blanco held
The board ran out
and Bellande eliminated Blanco.
Bellande has about 176,000 and Hansu Chu has about 124,000 going into their heads-up match.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:05 PM Local Time
Players are on a 20 minute break.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:55 PM Local Time
Mark Klecan, Craig Crivello, and David Olson have all been eliminated from today's event.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:48 PM Local Time
The action was capped preflop between Jay Bloom, Mark Klecan, and John Kranyak. Bloom was all in.
The flop came down
and Kranyak bet. Klecan folded.
The turn came the
and the river the
to send Bloom to the rail.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:38 PM Local Time
Jesse Martin was all in preflop and Will Durkee was all in on the flop against Hansu Chu.
Both Durkee and Martin were eliminated on this hand.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:35 PM Local Time
Tino Lechich, Davood Mehrmand, and David Bach have all been eliminated.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:34 PM Local Time
Hoyt Corkins was eliminated from today's even when his straight draw did not get there against Eric Rivkin's pair of fours.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:31 PM Local Time
A pot between John Kranyak, David Bach, and David Olson was capped preflop. On a flop of
, David Olson bet out all in for 2,000. Kranyak raised and Bach made the call.
The turn fell the
and Kranyak checked to Bach who bet out. Kranyak called. The same action occurred on the river card of the
and Bach showed
to chop up the side pot. Olson showed
to win the main and triple up to 40,000 chips.
After the hand, Kranyak said to Bach, "I thought you might have a pair at least. Sick."
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:25 PM Local Time
Kenna James was all in preflop against Matt Graham.
Graham's queens hold up and James is gone.