Chris Oliver limped into the pot under the gun, and Steve Zolotow looked confused. "He limps in," Zolotow said to himself. "I gotta figure out what that means. I haven't seen one of those before." Zolotow called after the monologue, and Tom Dwan, Erick Lindgren (small blind), and Mike Watson (big blind) all joined them in the pot.
The flop came out , and action checked all the way through to the turn. Watson took the betting lead now, folding Oliver and Zolotow quickly. Dwan raised to 2,000 though, Lindgren cold-called, and Watson called the extra bet to see the fill out the board. Dwan bet again, and both opponents once again called. Watson was stuck in the middle.
Dwan nearly scoops, but Lindgren's flush was just better, allowing him to take the high half the pot. Both he and Dwan are around 33,000 after chopping up Watson's chips.
When we reached Table 119, the board had already been dealt , and Erik Seidel faced a raise from Carlos Mortensen. Seidel tank-called.
"Nice call," Mortensen needled, turning over for Broadway. Seidel mucked, and Mortensen raked in the pot.
The very next hand, John Juanda raised from middle position, Seidel called on button, and Mortensen called in the big blind. The flop fell , Mortensen led out, and Juanda raised. Both Seidel and Mortensen called.
The turn was the , Mortensen checked, Juanda bet, and both Seidel and Mortensen called. The three repeated the action after the fell on the river, and the hands were opened.
Juanda: - Low
Seidel: - High and Low
Mortensen: - Nada
The numbers are in. Or at least the number of players. Our field size has capped off at 202 players now that registration is closed. The last player to register before the window slammed shut? Why, Erik Seidel, of course.
The prize pool is locked in at $1,898,800, and we'll have the breakdown of the payouts posted shortly.
If you show up late, especially to a $10,000 event, don't expect to have a friendly table draw.
Seat 1: Tom "durrrr" Dwan
Seat 2: Erick Lindgren
Seat 3: Empty
Seat 4: Mike Watts
Seat 5: Empty
Seat 6: Thor Hansen
Seat 7: Steve Zolotow
Seat 8: Huck Seed
Seat 9: Shawn Buchanan
On adjacent tables, we've also spotted Vitaly Lunkin, Alex Kravchenko, Scott Seiver, Erik Seidel, Shaun Deeb, John Juanda, Josh Arieh and Carlos Mortensen.
We've ticked over 200 players in this event, but only just. The board shows 200 flat right now, and we've just spotted Tom Dwan joining our field. We'll have the official number for you as soon as it's been verified by the staff.