Action folded around to Freddy Deeb in the small blind, and he raised it up to 38,000. Brandon Cantu was in the big blind, and he announced all in for 182,000 more. Deeb made the call, and when the cards were flipped, we were off to the races.
Cantu asked the dealer for a seven, but he had other plans in mind, as the flop came out . Deeb flopped trips, and Cantu was in a world of hurt. The on the turn didn't help, and Cantu would need one of the two remaining sevens in the deck to win, but the river came the . Deeb collected the bounty, while Cantu busted just before the final table.
The players have arrived, and we are ready to get back underway!
Welcome back everyone! It has been an exciting two days here at the WSOP-C Main Event Harrah's Rincon, and only 11 players have survived to see today. And what a field we have left. Joe Kuether (1.017 million) and Ty Spires (896,000) are still in, both looking for their second Main Event final table in three months. We also have Brandon Cantu (335,000), and LA pro David Funkhauser (528,000). However, everyone will be watching our chip leader Freddy Deeb (1.1 million) today, who is looking to make history.
No one, in the history of the WSOP Circuit, has won two main events in the same season. Not only does Deeb have the chance to do that, he has the chance to win his second main event in just three months! He won the main event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles in January, a tournament where he registered on day 2, and went from 20 big blinds to every chip in the tournament!
The players will be filing in in about 30 minutes, and start unbagging their chips. Play will get back underway at noon, and we will play all the way down to a winner today. Will history be made here at Harrah's Rincon? Stay tuned to Pokernews to find out!