We picked up this blind-versus-blind contest on the flop just as the dealer was running out a flop of . The small blind fired out a bet, and Doyle Brunson raised from the big. His opponent called.
The turn came the , and the small blind check-called another Brunson bet, and the action repeated on the river. After his opponent called the final bet, Brunson showed down for two pair. Four clubs on the board are no problem for Doyle; his club-less two pair is good, and he's chipped his way up to 57,000.
A player under the gun raise, and Lance Funston made the call from middle position. Phil Ivey called from the big blind as well, and it was three ways to the flop.
The dealer put out , and the action checked to Funston. He bet, Ivey raised, and the original raiser folded out of the way. Funston came back with a third bet, though, and Ivey called.
The hit fourth street, and one leading bet from Ivey was enough to earn him the pot without contest. He's up to 51,500 after that hand, and the last-longer negotiations between he and Tom Dwan have been sparked once again. Dwan currently has about 58,000 chips.
On his break from the $2,500 six-max NLHE, Daniel Negreanu reappeared at his limit hold'em table and quickly donked off what was left in his stack to Justin Bonomo and Lex Veldhuis. Negreanu played several hands blind and called to the river, eventually going out on this hand against Veldhuis.
Veldhuis open-raised, Negreanu three-bet all-in from the small blind and Veldhuis called. Negreanu's was dominated by Veldhuis' , the board running out to send Negreanu hurrying back across the room to his other tournament.
"Take it, fish!" Negreanu laughed as he made his exit.
Barry Greenstein raised from middle position, and Jeffrey Lisandro made it three bets from the button. Greenstein was the only caller, and the two men took a flop of . Greenstein check-called a small bet there, and both players checked the turn. On the river, the drew another bet from Lisandro, and Greenstein check-called again.
Greenstein tabled , obviously unimpressed by that river card. No matter though, his set was still good as Lisandro mucked his cards away, and that moves the two men just about even with 54,000 chips apiece.