With the board reading the action got checked to Devin Porter, who fired a 325-chip bet. His opponent in the small blind folded and the other re-raised to 925. Porter called.
The turn card was and Porter moved all in after his opponent fired a 1,200-chip bet. He was called and tabled , his opponent had . The river card brought a to the felt and Porter is out of this tournament.
Jason Mercier had managed to double up after being down to about 350 chips earlier in the level. When a middle position player raised to 75 and the cutoff called, Mercier committed his entire stack of about 850. He got called by the initial raiser and the cutoff folded.
Mercier wasn't excited to see the hand he was up against. His feelings couldn't have improved as the board ran out and Mercier was headed for the rail.
We've got quite a few well-known players peppering the field this afternoon. So far we've spotted Tony Dunst, Kathy Liebert, Theo Tran, Paul Wassika, Scott Montgomery, Shannon Shorr, Eric Baldwin, Adam Junglen, Carter Phillips, Marco Traniello, Leo Margets, Jan Skampa and more. We're sure there's some who have escaped our initial scouting trip, but we'll catch up with them and the late arrivals shortly.
It's Saturday, and you know what that means - it's time for another $1,000 no limit hold'em event. Last year's "Stimulus Special" was so overwhelmingly popular that WSOP organizers have thrown one in every weekend over this year's series.
This is the third $1K event of the series and if we're to judge by past numbers (and we are), we should be getting between 3,000 and 4,000 players signing up over our two starting days. We'll be concluding play on Wednesday when we present another lucky player with a bracelet and a huge paycheque.
As for our past $1k winers, Jeff Tebben won Event No. 24 for a cool $503,389, Stephen Gee won Event No. 13 to take home $472,479 while Aadam Daya won Event No. 3 for $625,872.
Stay with us today for every flop, river, bad beat, cooler and "one time."