We're now on a 90-minute dinner break.
Jeff Madsen managed to double up for his last 3,875 just before the dinner break. He held and was up against his opponent's . The board was kind to Madsen and he will return to action with a stack around 8,000.
This could be a song tittle, but it's just what happened in the last hand Eric Baldwin played.
With the board spread Baldwin check-raised all in after the player in the cutoff fired a bet. He was called and tabled a pair of kings. His opponent showed and without help from the on the river, Baldwin is now up to 17,000 chips.
Jeff Madsen raised in middle position and received two callers. The small blind then shoved all in for 2,675. Madsen thought it over before putting in the chips. The other two players folded and Madsen said, "I have nothing."
The board ran out and Madsen doubled up his opponent, leaving himself with about 13,200.
Christina Lindley opened the pot with a 525-chip raise on the button, and the player in the small blind popped it to 1,725. Lindley moved all in for about 5,000 chips and and she was snap called.
The board ran out and Lindley is out of the tournament right before the dinner break.
Is there something about the power of a good massage during the tournament that allows the pros to do better? It seems in every event a number of pros take advantage of the massage therapists, often ordering a massage that lasts well over an hour.
Right now there are two notable pros who are enjoying a massage . . . Lee Markholt and JC Tran. Both seemed relaxed and in the zone. Lucky for the massage therapists, they'll be able to give their hands a rest as the dinner break is right around the corner.
The player in Seat 3 raised to 525 and Amnon Filippi moved all in for around 2,400. The player in the small blind then moved all in over the top, prompting Seat 3 to fold.
Filippi was in the lead but not for long. The flop came down , giving the small blind top pair. The on the turn was no help to Filippi and he was down to just the river. The dealer burned and put up the and with that, Filippi's day came to an end.
Jonathan Little ended up all in pre-flop holding pocket threes and was called by a player who tabled .
The board didn't help Little's opponent and threes were good. Little is now up to 6,500 chips.