There was a lot of aggression exercised pre-flop in this latest hand. A player acting under the gun limped, as did the player to his left in Seat 4. The player in the hijack raised to 1,000, and the player in the cutoff moved all in for 3,550. Action folded to the woman in Seat 2, who tanked for a bit before announcing she was all in. The hijack player folded and we were finally heads up for the flop.
Koftan said, "That's not good" upon hearing his opponent's bet. But when he saw he had her beat, he said, "Oh, that is good."
The board ran .
Koftan finds himself up to about 8,900 with under an hour to go before play breaks for the day.
On an queen-high flop, Danny Smith got it all in with against another player's . He stood to collect 40,000 in chips if he could just fade his opponent's outs. Unfortunately for Smith, he was unable to do so when a fell on the river.
Smith was left with just a tiny collection of chips, which he put in the middle on the next hand. His was not able to improve against an opponent's and Smith was knocked out of the tournament.
Both David Bakers are in the field. "The Original" David Baker, as he calls himself is among the chip leaders with 34,000. David "Bakes" Baker is also kicking around, and he has about 30,000. We'll call "Bakes" "David Bakes Baker" just to keep things sorted.
Adam Heger was in the big blind and facing a raise to 700 from the player on the button. He three-bet to 2,000 and the button tanked for a little while before making the call.
The flop came and Heger led out with a bet of 2,200. The button called and the came on the turn. Once again, Heger led out with a bet, this time for 3,500. Once more, the button called.
The river came . Hegar continued to play the hand the way he had been, and bet 7,000 into the pot. The player on the button gave it some thought before making the call.
Heger, who had covered his head with his hood and wrapped his arms in front of his face picked his head up when he heard the chips hit. He said, "Was that a call?" Upon confirmation that he was, he flipped over and took the hand down with the nuts.