Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is sitting right in front of media row. Given that ElkY is such a known quantity and excellent tournament player, you'd think we would have called his name several times by now. The truth is that ElkY has been quietly chipping up. It may be that he's *too* close to us for us to pay much attention.
ElkY's count stands at 44,000 after eliminating short-stacked player just a few moments ago. The chips were all in the middle preflop, with ElkY tabling the favored hand, pocket tens, against his opponents . The board ran out to give the pot to ElkY.
By the way, if you had "red" in the "What Color Will ElkY's Hair Be Today?" pool, you win.
It's been a quiet few levels today for many of the players that frequent the circuit. Wooka Kim numbers among that crowd. Kim, sitting in position, was the only caller of a preflop raise to 800. Her opponent checked the flop; she checked it right back.
The turn was the . Kim's opponent led out for 1,200 but Kim wasn't done with the hand. She wanted to see one more card and called to the river, which fell . When the action checked to her, Kim made a stab of 2,800 chips. Her opponent could be seen going over the action in his head before tossing a call into the pot.
Kim didn't immediately turn over her hand, a sure sign that a player knows he or she is beat. She knocked the table "good hand," then turned up for two pair, treys and deuces. Her opponent showed for aces and deuces to take the pot.