Sasha Rosewood raised on the button, and Dan Heimiller called from the small blind. Heimiller bet at the flop, and after a pause, Rosewood called. They both checked the turn, and it was check, check again after the river. Heimiller said, "one pair" and showed , which was good enough to take the pot.
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They players are still settling in at the final table but Fred Koubi is already accumulating chips. Sitting with the button, he called a pre-flop raise by Mike Cipolla. Big blind Scott Epstein also called to a three-way flop of . Action checked to Koubi. He bet. Only Cipolla called.
Cipolla check-called another bet on the turn and one last bet on the river.
"Nut-nut," said Koubi. Then, as he tabled , he said it again with more feeling. "Nut-nut!" Koubi snapped his fingers and pointed at himself with both hands.
"I love to stay these words."
Cards are back in the air. Here we go!
Here's how the players will start the final table:
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Now that they're at a real final table, the players are off on a 20-minute break.
The last pot of James McWhorter's tournament started out as a limped pot between McWhorter, the big blind, and Fred Koubi, the small blind. On a flop of , the two players got in 3 bets, enough to put McWhorter all in. McWhorter tabled for top two pair; Koubi showed for a flush draw and a low draw. The flush draw hit with the turn; the river changed nothing.
McWhorter leaves with $14,030. The tournament is now down to its "official" final table.
WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla just came over to tell the players at the final table that they're just about the only event this Series that won't get to play out the final table at either the ESPN TV table stage or the secondary TV table. Instead, they're at one of the "feature table" setups in the corner of the Amazon Room where they've been playing all week.
While the $50,000 Players' Championship is being filmed on the main stage, it's unclear why the WSOP is not using the secondary table for this event. Something about filming being distracting. Instead of hosting this final table, the secondary table is currently being used for a table of the $1,500 no limit Day 2.
No matter where they're sitting, they're all happy to be here. It may not be as fancy as the final table experience Ylon Schwartz is used to, but it pays real money just the same.
Seat 1 - Michael Cipolla
Seat 2 - Ylon Schwartz
Seat 3 - Fred Koubi
Seat 4 - James McWhorter
Seat 5 - Todd Barlow
Seat 6 - Scott Epsein
Seat 7 - Sasha Rosewood
Seat 8 - Dan Heimiller
Seat 9 - Michael Chow
Seat 10 - Joe Leibman
Stephen Su survived his first all in, but his second all in ended his tournament in 11th place. In the small blind for 10,000, Su called all in for 25,000 total after Fred Koubi raised. Michael Chow also called from the big blind. Koubi and Chow checked down a board of , with Chow showing down for two pair, queens and sevens, for the side pot. That was also good for the main pot; Su turned up and hit the rail.
The tournament is now consolidating to one 10-handed table. We'll have the re-draw momentarily.