Main Event

A Raise Is Getting The Job Done

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

We've been scouring the room for some excitement. Play seems to be a bit slower in pace than yesterday's start. On our last pass by the tables, we witnessed seven pots won with a raise or a reraise indicating players aren't ready to gamble just yet.

Small Ball Is The Name of The Game

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante
Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu
Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu

Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu began the action with a raise to 700. Ning Sun decided to come along from late position. The flop came {3-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and both players checked.

The {4-Hearts} came and again Wu checked. This time, though, Sun chose to bet 500. Wu made the call and the {Q-Diamonds} was dealt. Wu checked over to Sun who bet 525, which Wu immediately called.

Sun turned over {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a wheel which seemed to amuse Wu as he tossed his cards to the muck.

Tags: Ning SunRaymond Wu

Play Resumes

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

The player's have returned from their breaks. Blinds will continue at 150/300.


Break Time

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

The player's are on their first 10-minute break of the day.

I've Come to Play

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

Many players like to play pots early on and that was certainly the case when Peiyuan Sun raised from early position to 250. He received calls from a middle position player, Hong Wang in late position and the big blind.

The flop came {3-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}. The big blind checked to Sun who bet 650, causing the middle position player to fold. Wang raise to 1,600, the big blind folded and Sun called the raise. Both Sun and Wang checked the {5-Diamonds} turn and the {6-Hearts} river was dealt.

Sun again opened the action with a bet of 2,600 and Wang quickly called. Sun showed {6-Clubs}{6-Spades} for a rivered full house. Wang was obviously disgusted as he slid his cards to the muck.

A few players were talking about how nobody is respecting raises at their table, to which someone replied, "I've come to play."

Tags: Hong WangPeiyuan Sun

Kampanatsanyakorn Can't Commit

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

We arrived at the table with the flop reading {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. The player in late position checked his option before Chane Kampanatsanyakorn bet out 1,400 from the hijack. The player to his left made the call, as the original player got out of the way.

With the {3-Clubs} coming on the turn, Kampanatsanyakorn bet out another 2,400 which was called. The {6-Diamonds} completed the board and Kampanatsanyakorn threw out one last bet of 5,000. His opponent quickly grabbed his chips and moved all in for his last 7,750.

Kampanatsanyakorn was noticeably disappointed, and didn’t commit the last of the chips to make the call as his cards went into the muck.

Chane Kampanatsanyakorn th
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn
th 18,500 -1,500

Tags: Chane Kampanatsanyakorn

Some Early Gamble

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

We came to the table with an approximate pot of 4,200 and a bet of 1,000 in front of Hok Yiu Lee in early position. The flop was {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{k-Spades} and the action was on Yaxi Zhu, who ended making the call.

The {4-Diamonds} turn saw Lee betting 2,700 and Zhu making the call. The river {5-Spades} seemed to cause Lee to think about his options. He eventually bet 4,000. Zhu seemed to have a tough decision in front of her as went into the tank for a solid two minutes. You could tell she was reluctant to muck her cards, but the betting pressure of Lee forced her to do just that.

Tags: Hok Yiu LeeYaxi Zhu