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Day 3 Completed

Six Blinds


Now, the game's getting truly whacky. The players have put on three straddles in addition to the three blinds, with Rick Salomon's $9,600 the last of the straddles. Bill Perkins raised to $25,000 on the button, and Salomon called. Both checked the {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop, and Salomon bet $45,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn. Perkins called and then snap-called another $110,000 on the {3-Spades} river.

Perkins won with {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

Tags: Bill PerkinsRick Salomon

"You Called Me on the Flop With Jack-High?"


With the $4,800 straddle on, Jean-Robert Bellande raised to $15,000 from the button and got calls from Rick Salomon and Bill Perkins. The flop came {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}, and Bellande bet $20,000. Only Salomon continued, and both checked the {8-Spades}. Salomon bet $45,000 on the {6-Spades}, and Bellande quickly raised to $115,000.

"I call, I have a flush," Salomon declared.

"Flush is good," Bellande said.

Salomon showed {j-Spades}{10-Spades}.

"You called me on the flop with jack-high?" Bellande said incredulously.

Salomon said he figured he could go runner-runner since there was a spade and a queen out there.

"Welcome to the world of Rick Salomon, ladies and gentlemen," someone said.

Tags: Bill PerkinsJean-Robert BellandeRick Salomon

Steven Doubles

Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven

Bill Perkins opened to $8,000 under the gun and got two calls before Brandon Steven made it $37,000 to go from the $2,400 straddle. Perkins four-bet to $83,000, driving out the squeezed players, and Steven called. He checked the {5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{j-Spades}, and Perkins put him all in for $214,000. After about a minute, Steven dropped in some chips.

Steven: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Perkins: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The players ran it twice, and neither {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} nor {6-Spades}{a-Clubs} allowed the queens to catch up. Perkins is still ahead, but only slightly with $326,000, while Steven has shot up to $613,000.

Tags: Bill PerkinsBrandon Steven

Esfandiari Gets Thin Value


Jean-Robert Bellande raised to $7,000 and got a call from John Morgan. Antonio Esfandiari squeezed it to $23,000, and only Morgan called, though he would be out of position with Esfandiari on the button.

"Best hand I've had since I was in high school," Morgan declared.

Both checked the {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop, and Morgan came out betting with $15,000 on the {2-Diamonds} turn. Esfandiari called, and Morgan checked the {4-Spades}. Esfandiari considered his options and then bet just $15,000. Morgan called, and Esfandiari showed down {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Morgan couldn't beat it.

The Minnesota-based business magnate now has about $445,000, meaning he's down over $150,000.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariJean-Robert BellandeJohn Morgan

Small One for Bellande


Rick Salomon raised to $12,000 with the $2,400 straddle on, and Bill Perkins called from the mandatory straddle. Jean-Robert Bellande called from the big straddle, and everyone checked to the river as the board rolled out {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Perkins checked again, and Bellande bet $26,000. Salomon quickly folded, but Perkins called.

"I'm not bluffing any more," Bellande declared, showing {k-}{10-}. "I'm just going to have it."

He dragged the $90,000 pot.

Tags: Bill PerkinsJean-Robert BellandeRick Salomon