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Posted 01-14-2013 16:28 GMT-7 by tayke2
Posted 01-14-2013 16:28 GMT-7 by tayke2
Baptiste Chavaillaz has just caught a heater, and he's reaping the benefits in chips.
In a recent hand, he raised to 70,000 under the gun. He was called by Gastelum on the button, and Eric Varela in the big blind.
Varela checked. Chavaillaz bet out 130,000. Both Gastelum and Varela called.
On the turn Varela checked. Chavaillaz also checked and Gastelum bet 300,000. Varela folded, but Chavaillaz called and it was off to the river.
Eric Varela shot up from his chair when the river hit and walked away from the table, visibly frustrated. Chavaillaz, even after seeing this bet out 125,000, smaller than Gastelum's turn bet. Gastelum though, still called. Chavaillaz showed for a rivered flush, while Gastelum showed a losing .
After that hand Chavaillaz shot up over 4 million while Varela dropped to 2.375 million, and Gastelum dropped to 1.415 million.
Eric Varela limped in from under the gun, and when it got to David Malka in the cutoff, he raised to 80,000. Varela made the call, and the flop came . Varela check called a bet of 70,000 from Malka, and the turn brought the . Both players check, and when the hit the river, Varela fired out 200,000. Malka tanked for about 30 seconds before mucking his hand, and Varela took the chips.
After that hand, Varela jumps to 2.58 million, while Malka falls to 1.63 million.
Nathan Bjerno is leading the Bicycle Casino WSOPC points race now, but he has just been eliminated from the main event.
In the hand, Jared Ingles raised to 60,000 preflop. He was met by a raise to 175,000 from Jesus Gastelum. From the big blind Nathan Bjerno moved all in for just 10,000 more and both men called with heads-up action still on the side.
The flop fell and Ingles kicked off the flop action by checking. Gastelum used that opportunity to bet 250,000, but this time he was met by a check raise from Ingles, who made it 500,000. After some time for thought, Gastelum made the call, only to see the turn.
After quickly counting his chips, Ingles moved all in for 1,210,000. Jesus folded and Ingles and Bjerno both showed their cards.
Bjerno had turned top pair, but he was already drawing dead against Ingles' set. The river was just a needle for Bjerno who couldn't catch up, but he'll take the lead in the WSOPC Bike points race and he will also take home $25,730 for his deep run.
Coming into the final table today, the biggest story was Erik Roussakis, who improbably had made back-to-back final Main Event Final Tables. Roussakis finished 5th at Rincon last month, and he was hoping to beat that today, but he will have to settle for 9th.
Action started with Baptiste Chavaillaz raising it up to 70,000. Eric Varela called in the small blind, and Roussakis came along in the big blind. Both blinds checked on a flop, and Chavaillaz c-bet to 130,000. Varela called, and when action got to Roussakis, he quickly moved all in. It took Chavaillaz about 1.2 seconds to shove his chip leader stack in, and Varela got out of the way.
Chavaillaz had flopped the nuts, and Roussakis was in dire straits. He would need runner runner to win the pot, and the helped him out. While it gave Chavaillaz the flush, it also gave Roussakis a higher flush draw. The river was a black card, but it was the , and Roussakis bowed out in 9th place.
Eric Varela is moving closer and closer to becoming the chip leader. He just took a pot off Jared Ingles and has moved up the leader board again.
Preflop, David Malka made it 65,000. From the cutoff Jared Ingles reraised to 140,000. Action folded to Varela in the big blind who called. Malka, the original raiser, folded. It was off to the flop which fell .
On the flop Varela checked, and Ingles bet 145,000. Varela then made a reraise to 400,000, and after some quick though, Ingles folded.
With that hand Varela is now up to 2,340,000.
The players are ready to get things going once again!
The players were given a 15 minute break before the start of the final table, and we are just about to get started once again.
Here are the chip counts from the final table:
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