David Grey: (X-X)/
Carlos Mortensen: (X-X)//(X)
Alexander Kuzmin: (X-X)//(X)
David Grey completed with the , and Carlos Mortensen checked. Kuzmin bet, and both players called. Grey opened with a check on the next street, and this time, Mortensen bet. Kuzmin raised, and Grey ducked out while Carlos called. On fifth, Kuzmin began with a bet, and the Matador flatted. Kuzmin bet out again after sixth street was dealt, and Mortensen raised. Kuzmin three-bet, and Mortensen four-bet, forcing his opponent to call all in. With the action complete, Kuzmin showed down for trip tens. Mortensen's was good for the pot with an ace-high flush. He knocked out Kuzmin and moved further up the chip counts to 142,000.
Cards in the air for the first level of the day. The remaining players will battle through two levels, have a 20-minute break, and then play two more before taking a 60-minute dinner break. Then they'll be back for six more levels. They certainly won't make a final table tonight, but they should reach the money before bag and tag. The top 24 get paid, so we've got to lose 85% of the field before we hit the cash.
Welcome back to the 2010 World Series of Poker and PokerNews' exclusive live coverage of Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship.
Yesterday we saw 241 players pony up a lazy ten large for the chance at fame and fortune, and by the end of eight levels, 169 players had survived for the privilege of unbagging their chips on Day 2.
Amongst a sea of big name professionals, it was unknown Russian Sergey Altbregin who finished the day atop of the leaderboard with 143,000. Can he stay there? There's two former World Champions lurking in the top four, in Carlos Mortensen and Scotty Nguyen, which is indicative of just how tough this field is.
Today will be mover's day as the cream rises to the top, as we attempt to get as close to a final table as possible in ten levels of play.
All the action will kick off at 3pm local time and we look forward to your company!