|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Players are on a 10-minute break.
Mike Wilmes raised to 88,000, and Jim Lawrence made the call. In the next spot, Jason Smith shoved all in for about 500,000, and action folded back to Lawrence, who tanked a bit before announcing a call.
Smith was on the steal, but he still had live cards. The gave him more outs with a gutshot, but a meant he needed to improve on the river. The was a dead card for Smith, and the Michigan native hit the rail in seventh.
Tony Lazar pushed all in from middle position, and Mike Lang called quickly from the next spot. Everyone else mucked.
A subdued voice on the rail called for an ace, but none appeared on the board, dooming Lazar to eighth.
...Jason Smith will no doubt take it. He shoved all in and was called for 355,000 by Tony Lazar in the small blind. Unfortunately for Lazar, Mike Lang jammed over in the big blind, and Lazar decided to preserve his remaining chips rather than risk a three-way all-in confrontation.
Lang and Smith both held , and they chopped up the pot.
Mike Wilmes opened for 86,000 in the hijack, and Dennis Stevermer shipped from the cutoff. Wilmes called, since it was only 100,000 more.
Wilmes flopped top pair when the came out, and Stevermer was drawing dead when the turned. He rapped the table and made his leave.
Ken Pates shoved all in and was called by Tony Lazar in middle position. Lazar flipped , but he was dominated by .
Lazar called for a lady and he got one: .
"Pair the board," Lazar said.
This time, he didn't get his wish, as the left him needing a queen or spade. The was a blank, and Pates doubled through.
Another hand, another rivered double. This time, Jim Lawrence was all in from early position for 327,000, and Tony Lazar called on the button. Jerome Getz considered from the big blind before ultimately folding.
"Same hand," Getz said.
"You had two eights?" Lazar deadpanned.
"Ace-queen," Getz responded with a laugh.
"Still a few left in there."
Indeed, the flop brought two of Lazar's outs. The turned, leaving Lawrence in need of a set on the river. He got it when the emerged from the deck.
"That's why I wanted you to have two eights," Lazar said.
Ken Pates raised to 90,000 when action folded to his small blind, and Harry Behling jammed it in for 584,000. Pates called after getting a count.
The dealer placed an flop on the felt, and Behling got up and put his jacked on. Not so fast, as a gave him a straight draw.
"Four," he said hopefully.
On cue, a hit the board, and he resumed sitting to accept his new chips.