With a board reading , Doug "Rico" Carli check called a bet from Adam Hui, who was in the cutoff. When the hit the river, Carli once again check, prompting Hui to move all in for 130,000. Carli, who had a smaller stack of about 40,000, snap-called and rolled over for top pair, but it was no good as Hui revealed .
Hui chipped up to 274,000 on the hand while Carli, the all-time WSOP-Circuit cash leader, was eliminated in 11th place, making him the 2010/2011 WSOP-Circuit National Championship bubble boy. On the flip side, all of the remaining players are guaranteed at least $27,500, for which they are currently filling out paperwork. Action will resume shortly.
Now that we're down to 11 players and on the money bubble, tournament officials have declared hand-for-hand play. Given that this bubble is immediately followed by the TV final table bubble, we're expecting things to take awhile.
From under the gun, Shiva Dudani opened to 9,500 only to have Josh Evans three-bet his small blind to 28,000. With the action back on Dudani, he moved all in for an additional 52,000 and Evans made the call.
With Dudani in the lead, the flop was an appealing one, but it would be the on the turn that would virtually put an end to his tournament.
Now needing one of the two remaining eights in the deck, the river would fall the to see Dudani fall in 12th place as Evans soars to 230,000 in chips.
Drazen Ilich raised on the button to 10,000 and received a call from La Sengphet in the small blind. The last remaining woman in the tournament then check-called a bet of 11,000 on the flop. The dealer burned and turned the , which both players checked, and followed that up with the on the river.
Once again Sengphet checked and opened the door for Ilich to bet 37,000. Sengphet gave it some thought before tossing her cards in the muck.
Sam Barnhart raised to 9,000 from the button and received a call from Josh Evans in the big blind. When the was laid out on the flop, Evans checked and Barnhart continuation bet 12,000. Evans then check-raised to 31,000, Barnhart immediately moved all in for 83,500 more, and Evans laid down his hand.
An interesting hand just developed that drew the attention of both the railbirds and camera crew. It began when Jonathan Pouche raised to 6,800 under the gun only to have Adam Hui reraise to 20,000 from the small blind. Poche responded by moving all in for around 350,000 and Hui called off for about 90,500.
Hui was ahead and looking to dodge big cards. He managed to do so on the flop, picking up a heart draw in the process. The turn changed nothing, but the river managed to give Hui a straight flush, much to the amusement of spectators.
After losing a big pot with his top pair being trumped by Matthew Lawrence's runner-runner straight, Stanley Quinn was left with a short stack. Soon after, action folded to Quinn on the button and he moved all in only to be snap-called by Huy Nguyen in the big blind.
Not surprisingly, it was another race situation. The flop kept Quin in the lead but provided Nguyen with a gut-shot straight draw. Wouldn't you know it, that straight was filled when the spiked on the turn. Quinn needed a nine or king on the river to stay alive, but it was not meant to be as the appeared on the river. Nguyen chipped up to 75,000 while Quinn was eliminated in 13th place.