Andrew Talbot continues to have a strong day, building on that big stack largely gained from his big knockout hand versus Peter Feldman earlier.
Just now Talbot knocked out two more players in rapid succession. One was Senovio Ramirez. Talbot raised before the flop, Ramirez reraised, Talbot shoved, and Ramirez called. Talbot had versus Ramirez's -suited, and Talbot's hand held up as best.
Soon after, Talbot was raising again before the flop to 1,000, had a player reraise to 2,900, Talbot again shoved, and again had his opponent call. This time Talbot had and his opponent .
The flop was good for Talbot, coming and giving him a set. The turn gave his opponent a chance, but the on the river sealed it.
As the field for our event shrinks, we are having to move through several of the tables for Event #56 (the $2,500 no-limit hold'em event) to get to our remaining players.
At one of those tables sits Ken Aldridge, whom you may recall we reported earlier had busted from our event. He was just telling his table in Event #56 about his experience earlier this afternoon.
"I really wanted to play this one," he said with a grin right after winning a pot. "I had run up to 15,000 in the $1K, but I knew I wanted to play this, so I got it in. Had an overpair to the board, he had flopped a set...." And that was that.
He looks like he's off to a good start in Event #56, too. Of course, if he busts there, there's only one more event left in the WSOP. The Big One.
Players have returned and Level 7 has begun. The plan tonight is to play two more one-hour levels, then 35 minutes' worth of Level 9 before concluding, thereby halting play at the same point it was stopped last for Day 1a.
J.J. Liu was eliminated near the end of Level 6 in an especially unfortunate hand.
Holding , she committed the last of her stack following an flop, but her opponent had for the full house. The turn was a ten and the river a queen, and Liu won't be coming back from the soon-to-start dinner break.