2009 L.A. Poker Classic

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

Table Talk

With thousands of dollars in the balance, the usual "ballas" are interested in anything but poker. Phil Ivey is sweating a college basketball game between Oklahoma and Texas; Mike Matusow is thinking ahead to the dinner break.

"I'm gonna go run on the break," said Matusow. "Run for thirty minutes. Get my brain moving." He also suggested some other activities that he would get up to before running (if you're really curious, ask Mike. He'll be happy to share.)

While we were out listening to the players, we also saw Chad Brown flop a set in a five-way limped pot. There were three hearts on the board, {Q-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {3-Hearts}, so when action checked to Brown he bet 500. One player called, who then led into Brown for 500 on the {3-Diamonds} turn. Brown raised to 1,500 and was called. Both players checked the {A-Hearts} river. Brown's set of sevens, {7-Diamonds} {7-Spades}, were good against his opponent's {Q-Spades} {J-Clubs}. As a result, Brown is up to about 12,000 in chips.

Tags: Chad BrownMike MatusowPhil Ivey