It folded around to Michael Binger on the button who raised, and when Gregory Jamison in the small blind looked like he was contemplating sticking around, Binger offered some advice.
"Remember, we're on the bubble guys. Don't want to go out on the bubble!"
Jamison called amid chuckles all around. Jamison has about 45,000 and Binger around 100,000, so it would probably require a remarkable hand for Jamison to bust here.
The flop came , Jamison checked, Binger bet, and Jamison let it go. "I had it," said Binger, showing two of his four cards -- -- as he grabbed the chips.
We're down to 49 players, which means hand-for-hand play has begun at our remaining seven tables.
Kyle Loman raised from middle position, Jason Potter three-bet from the cutoff, and it folded back to Loman who called. The flop came . Loman checked, Potter bet, and Loman called. The turn was the . Loman again checked, Potter bet once again, and again Loman called.
The river was the . Loman checked one more time, and when Potter pushed out yet another big bet (5,000), Loman finally let it go.
Loman is at 40,800 now, and Potter 68,000.
For this half-and-half tourney of split-pot games, here's a split-post.
Matthew Wood completed with the and it folded around to Mickey Appleman, sitting on Wood's right, who completed with the up. Wood paused, leaving Appleman an opening. "Come on, I haven't won a hand in two hours."
Wood then folded, showing he had another underneath. "Now you've won one," said Perry Friedman. Appleman currently has about 26,000.
They switched games on the next hand, and on this one it was Wood who was wishing for some charity. But none came after he and Mayu Roca Uribe put in several bets on every street to the river as the board filled out . When Uribe bet on the final street, Wood shook his head in disgust, and turned over his hand -- -- before mucking.
Wood is now down to about 6,000, while Uribe has about 48,000.
Players are on a 20 minute break