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A player in early position raised to 700 and Stefan Williams three-bet to 2,000. Action folded back around and his opponent four-bet to 5,700. Williams thought for a moment and pushed all in and received a quick call from his opponent.
Williams tabled and his opponent turned over . The board ran out and Williams busted his opponent and claimed the pot.
Famed poker television producer Mori Eskandani, the man responsible for Poker PROductions (the company that films the WSOP), made his way into the Brasilia Room in search of Phil Hellmuth. When he located him over at Table 26, Hellmuth's face lit up.
"Golf money," Hellmuth exclaimed as Eskandani slapped a wad of cash in his hand. Eskandani just smiled and walked away. Hellmuth then turned to Matt Salsberg and Jonathan Duhamel, who were both seated at the other end of the table, and explained that he had been doing quite well in gold as of late.
"Somehow when I drive the ball it stays in place," Hellmuth laughed. "When that happens everyone is in trouble."
Hellmuth, who is just a few days removed from finishing runner-up in Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz, continued to chat it up while Duhamel and Salsberg just smiled and nodded.
We noticed that Jeremy Ausmus was no longer at Table 15, and a quick check with Tony Dunst confirmed that he had been eliminated.
As Dunst explained, Cary Katz opened with a raise and Ausmus three-bet to 1,625. Katz pushed back with a four-bet to 4,675, Ausmus called, and the two saw a flop. From there, Katz bet 6,100 and then called when Ausmus moved all in for roughly 17,000.
Both players held overpairs to the board, but of course the queens of Katz were best. The turn was of no consequence, and neither was the river. Just like that, Ausmus has been eliminated from the tournament.
On a flop of , a player checked and another fired out 1,200. That is when Seneca Easley shoved all in for 4,300. The player who checked made the call, and the bettor got out of the way.
Easley was ahead with top pair, but he needed to dodge hearts. He managed to do so on the turn, but not on the river. The flush came in and Easley collected his backpack before making a beeline toward the exit.
An under-the-gun player opened for 600 and Trevor Pope called from the small blind. The big blind came along too, and three players saw a flop of . Two checks saw the original raiser bet 800, only Pope called, and then both players checked the turn. Action repeated itself on the river and Pope showed a . His opponent then tabled , which was good as Pope opted not to show his kicker and instead sent both his cards to the muck.
A player opened to 650 and Jackie Glazier three-bet to 1,550 from the small blind and her opponent made the call. The flop came and Glazier led for 1,500, with her opponent raising to 3,075. Glazier thought for a moment before sliding out another three-bet to 5,000.
Her opponent made the call and the turn was the . Both players checked and saw a river of the . Glazier pushed out enough chips to put her opponent all in and he quickly folded.