Ken Aldridge, winner of a WSOP bracelet in 2009 in the $1,500 six-handed no-limit hold'em event and a final tablist at this year's $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event (where he finished 4th), got off to a good start today but was just eliminated.
Kathy Liebert, who won a WSOP bracelet in 2004 in the $1,500 limit hold'em shootout, has been knocked out here.
And Sirous Jamshidi, who has also made four WSOP final tables himself, was sent to the rail recently as well.
We came on a big hand just now between Peter Feldman and Andrew "mahowny777" Talbot.
With the board showing , Feldman bet, Talbot raised, and Feldman made the call. Action to that point put the pot at about 7,000. The river then brought the . Feldman checked, and Talbot announced he was all in.
Feldman studied the situation for a couple of minutes, then finally announced he was calling. Talbot tabled for queens full of fives, and Feldman nodded and pushed his cards to the dealer. He then pushed his chips forward as well and left, as Talbot had him covered.
That hand puts Talbot above 40,000 -- the biggest stack we've seen thus far.