Shirley Rosario completed and Hoyt Corkins raised. One player called, as did Rosario before she led on fourth and Corkins raised to push out the third player. Rosario raised all in for her last 1,300 and Corkins called as both player's board ran out as follows:
Rosario: / /
Corkins: / /
Although he was one of the last few players to register, Corkins has already built his stack to over 34,000 putting him on top of the leaderboard as the chip leader.
"Hey you gotta put this in the blog," stated Matt Glantz to our PokerNews field reporter.
"I'm waiting here to sit down until half the hand is dealt because I have Matt on my left!" laughed Glantz.
Glantz is currently sitting next to Tournament Director extraordinaire Matt Savage who was one of the faces behind the implementation of the First Card off the Deck rule now used in the majority of casinos - but not here at the WSOP.
With many players having expressed issues at the rule, Glantz is using his time seated next to Savage as somewhat of a way to vent for the players against the rule. Or so we believe.
Christopher Wallace completed and Matt Savage raised. Wallace called as both players checked fourth before Savage bet fifth with Wallace called. Sixth street was checked though before Savage bet the river and Wallace tank-called.
Wallace: / /
Savage: / /
Savage tabled his and Wallace his to see both players chop it up.
Roland Israelashvili completed and Kenna James raised. Israelashvili called and called a bet on fourth before leading on fifth with James calling before he raised all in on sixth for his last 1,500. Israelashvili called and each player tabled their hand.
Israelashvili peeled the to improve to two-pair as James could only find the and headed to the rail as Israelashvili climbed to 22,000 in chips.
The prizepool for Event #30 has been announced with the 588-player field forming a prizepool of $793,800 that will see the top 64 players earn a guaranteed $2,603 payday. Here is how the final table payouts fall.