Jonathan Tuckman opened from early position to 2,400 and a player in middle position made the call.
The flop came
and Tuckman fired out 5,500 the middle position announced raise, and before he could get his bet in the middle Tuckman moved all in. The middle position player called with
, only to run into Tuckman's overpair
blanked out moving Tuckman up to 33,000.
Xen Xenofontos = Chip Leader!
With roughly 5,000 already in the middle as we approached the table, Xen Xenofontos and Ben Delaney were contesting the pot on a flop of
Xenofontos led out for 4,100 and Delaney made the call. They saw the
fall on the turn and Xenofontos checked to Delaney who fired 7,200. Xenofontos called.
The river brought the
and Xenofontos checked to Delaney who released a hefty 22,000 into the middle. Xenofontos then check-raised all in for 48,300 in total with Delaney snap calling!
In the biggest pot of the tournament Delaney revealed
for a flush, only to see Xenofontos flip
for a bigger flush!
Delaney took a walk to cool off and when he returned he found himself left with just 13,000 as Xenofontos became our runaway chip leader with 128,000 chips!
A player in middle position limped in before Josh "JJProdigy" Field who raised to 2,200 from the cutoff preflop.
Nik Haidaris called from the big blind, as did the middle position player and it was three way action into a flop that read
Haidaris and the other player checked; Field led out for 2,800. Haidaris and the opponent both called, then checked to Field on the turn of the
Field deliberated for almost two minutes before firing out a second shell worth 4,800. The others gave up their hands and Field is now up to 29,000 in chips.
Eric Assadourian talks a good game, and can back it up
"If I go all-in no look, and everyone folds, will you call me?", asked Eric Assadourian to Panayotis Flourentzoo.
Flourentzoo didn't answer him, but Assadourian would have his answer soon enough.
The dealer dealt out the cards, and after peeking at his cards Assadourian moved all in from under-the-gun. Action folded to Flourentzoo in the big blind and he snap called slapping
on the table.
Assadourian rolled over his
for a very well timed conversation.
The board ran out
to ship 16,000 to Assadourian.
Dan Carter is continuing to go in the right direction betting out 2,100 on a
flop to win a pot.
He also raised the next hand but folded on a
to a 3,000 bet.
On our round of recent chip count updates we wandered past the table of Amanda De Cesare and glanced at her diminishing stack.
"Just write devastated," sighed De Cesare.
For the record, De Cesare has 7,600 chips.