Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin was in the cut off and pushed all in for his remaining 2,575. The small blind folded and the player in the big blind made the call.
The flop came down , giving Baldwin a pair of sixes; however, he would need more help as his opponent made a pair of aces. The on the turn changed nothing. Baldwin started to stand as the hit the river.
Baldwin was eliminated from the tournament late on Day 1B.
Tom Dwan is clearly the talk of the Rio today. He's currently playing the final table of Event No. 11, but that hasn't stopped his presence from taking hold in the Pavillion. For most of the morning, Antonio Esfandiari has talking opponents into playing Lodden Thinks. The most recent question they're betting on: What does Edward Brogdon think Tom Dwan's self-assigned chances of winning the final table are?
Players have returned from there dinner break and the cards are in the air. We have 327 players left for Day 1B. We will be playing another two and a half hours, or half way through Level 9, the same as Day 1A.
Phil Hellmuth had been nursing a short stack up and down when he finally went all in with and got called by an opponent holding . Hellmuth got no love from the board when it fell and he made a graceful exit.
We arrived at Davidi Kitai's table when he was acting under the gun and raising all in against an opponent on a board reading with 4,000 in the pot. His opponent tanked for a while, and when told that it was it would be another 8,000 to call, which he eventually did.
The on the turn wasn't what he needed, but when the fell on the river, Kitai made his flush and doubled up.
Tournament Director Jack Effel grabbed the mic and announced to the room, "We've been hearing some other casinos are hosting events that players would rather be playing here."
He went on to announce that the Rio would now be hosting deep stack tournaments with $200 buyins where players would get 15,000 in chips and play 30 minute levels, starting at 25/50. The tournaments will be held every day at 1:00pm and continue on for as long as there is interest.