2009 L.A. Poker Classic

$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship
Days: 1

Movers and Shakers

Phil Laak is now among the chip leaders. On a board of {8-Hearts} {3-Spades} {2-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {7-Hearts}, Laak bet 8,900 after Anna Wroblewski checked. She called him down and was dismayed to see Laak table {2-Diamonds} {2-Spades} for a flopped set of deuces. Wroblewski mucked her hand and saw her stack dwindle to half the starting bank, a total of 10,000. Laak is up to 37,000.

He's not the only player making significant chip prgoress. James Mackey is up to 40,000 after taking several thousand off of Eli Elezra. Mackey check-called Elezra's bet on a flop of {3-Spades} {8-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}, then check-called again for 5,000 when the turn fell {Q-Spades}. Mackey checked a third time on the river {2-Spades}. Elezra sighed and checked behind, then mucked his hand when Mackey showed {J-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} for the winner. Elezra slipped down to 12,000 in chips as a result.

Last but not least, we recently heard that WSOP November Nine participant Scott Montgomery was eliminated. Unfortunately we haven't been able to track down any details of his elimination yet.

Tags: Anna WroblewskiEli ElezraPhil LaakScott Montgomery