$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship

While We're at Break...

Ray Davis
...we thought we'd catch you up to date on some of the happenings during the last fifteen minutes of Level 4:

* Dan Shak tank-folded to a bet of 4,000 from Phil Laak into a pot of 3,000 on a board of {9-Clubs} {A-Spades} {J-Spades} {Q-Hearts}. Afterwards, Shak asked Laak if he was bluffing.

"Would king-ten of diamonds be a bluff?" Laak replied.

"You didn't have king-ten of diamonds," Shak stated flatly.

"It's true, I never stated I had it," said Laak. "I just asked if it would be a bluff."

* Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier has amassed a stack of 91,000 today by winning pots like the following. In position, he was one of two people to call a raise to 600. Everyone checked a flop of {9-Hearts} {A-Hearts} {7-Hearts}. When the turn fell {Q-Spades}, the preflop raiser took a stab at the pot with a bet of 1,100. Only ElkY called. On the river {Q-Diamonds}, the preflop raiser again checked. ElkY made a value bet of 2,250 and revealed {A-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}, a pair of aces, after his opponent called. It was the winner.

* Hoyt Corkins is on his third table of the day. He's landed at Ray Davis' table. We noted with some amusement as Davis was carrying on in his usual loquacious style, that Corkins is wearing earplugs.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierDan ShakHoyt CorkinsPhil LaakRay Davis