2010 PCA Main Event

Play Resumes

We've got two more levels of poker to play today, so let's get at it.

Break it Down

Day 1b is three-quarters complete. The players are now filing out of the room for a 15-minute break.

Somerville Picked Off

From under the gun, Jason "JCARVER" Somerville raised to 1,050. He was called by one player in position. The two players took a flop of {K-Clubs} {10-Spades} {6-Diamonds} and Somerville fired 1,425. His opponent called.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Somerville checked. His opponent checked behind.

After the river came the {8-Clubs}, Somerville led out with a bet of 2,200. His opponent wasted little time in making the call. Somerville spun his hand into the muck before his opponent could even show his hand. He held {A-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} for ace high and scooped in the pot.

Somerville is on 34,700.

Tags: "JCARVER"Jason Somerville

T.K. Miles Sighting

He's been hiding under a brown hood and behind a pair of aviator sunglasses, but he's here. T.K. Miles, natty dreads and all, is seated towards the front of the room. After one player raised to 1,025 and JC Alvrado called, Miles moved all in for his last 7,125 total Both the original raiser and Alvarado folded, giving Miles the pot.

Tags: T.K. Miles

Scotty Slipping

Scotty Baby!
Scotty Baby!
With the flop {6-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} {2-Clubs}, Scotty Nguyen was faced with a bet of 5,000 from his opponent. The bet might seem large, but Nguyen and his opponent created a pot worth over 15,000. Nguyen made the call.

The turn brought the {2-Spades} and Nguyen's opponent bet 11,000. Scotty made the call and then the river was dealt the {4-Spades}. The first player checked and this surprised Nguyen.

"Man! What are you doing to me?" he bursted out. A moment passed and then Nguyen fired 12,000. His opponent called.

Nguyen held two black tens, but wasn't good when his opponent revealed two queens to scoop the pot. Nguyen is down to 38,000 chips.

Tags: Scotty Nguyen

Back in the Black

One player checked to Bill Gazes on a flop of {K-Hearts} {10-Clubs} {5-Hearts}. Gazes bet 2,500 and was called. The turn brought the {6-Spades} and Gazes was checked to again. He fired 6,300 this time. His opponent folded and Gazes scooped the pot. He's moved back over the starting stack to 32,000 now.

Tags: Bill Gazes

The Master Calling Down

Men "The Master" Nguyen checked the flop of {A-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {2-Hearts} to his lone opponent. The player bet 2,000 and Nguyen called.

The turn brought the {J-Spades} and Nguyen checked again. His opponent fired 1,400 this time and Nguyen called.

The river was the {K-Diamonds} and both players checked. Nguyen's {A-Diamonds} {4-Spades} was good enough to scoop the pot and move him back to 27,000 chips.

Tags: "The Master"Man Nguyen

Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow Eliminated

A short-stacked Mike Matusow moved all in holding ace-queen and was looked up by an unknown player who made the call with pocket jacks. Needless to say, the jacks held up, prompting Matusow's exit from the PCA Main Event.