The last hand of the current no-limit hold'em round saw some big action. Jamie Rosen got things going with an opening raise from early position, and it folded to Daniel Idema who reraised all in from the cutoff for 374,000. Then Timothy Finne called all in from the small blind for his last 313,000. Michael Muchnik folded the BB, and Rosen thought a bit before making the call.
Cards on their backs...
The flop came and Rosen's jacks were still best. But the on the turn put Finne ahead. The river was the , and Finne scores a huge triple up, while Rosen took the small side pot.
Idema is out, Finne catapults to about 950,000 and the current chip lead, and Rosen slips toward the back of the pack with 380,000.
Jamie Rosen opened with a raise to 39,000, and Gavin Smith called from the button. Jarred Solomon took a peek to his right, then pushed his entire stack of 346,000 in from the small blind -- to the roaring approval of his supporters in attendance.
Dan Idema folded the big blind, and both Rosen and Smith quickly got out as well. "Show the deuce!" was the cry from the bleachers. Whatever Solomon had, he chose not to share.
Gavin Smith raised from UTG, and it folded around to Jamie Rosen who called from the big blind. The flop came . Rosen checked, Smith bet, and Rosen made the call.
The turn brought the and checks from both players. The river was the . Rosen bet, and Smith raised. Rosen paused, then made it three bets. Smith called, and Rosen flipped over for the straight. Smith mucked.
Smith is still above a million, while Rosen chips up to 640,000.
It folded to Gavin Smith who raised from the button, and Jarred Solomon called from the small blind. The flop came . Solomon checked, Smith bet, Solomon check-raised, Smith made it three bets, and Solomon called.
The turn was the . Solomon checked, and when Smith bet Solomon went deep into the tank. He shook his head, grimaced, and held the brim of his cap as he contemplated what to do. The day hasn't gone so well thus far for Solomon, who began as our chip leader and now finds himself becoming dangerously short.
Finally Solomon let the hand go, preserving his stack of 125,000. Smith dragged the pot, and is now up over 1.2 million.