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Volpe Stumbles

[user101598] • Level 14: 800-1,600, 200 ante

We just walked by Paul Volpe's table, and to our surprise he's dropped all the way down to 30,000 chips. Volpe explained to us that he had been three-betting the player to his right quite often, and in a blind-for-blind situation his opponent finally four-bet. Volpe five-bet jammed with {a-}{j-} and his opponent called, having him crushed with {a-}{q-}.

Volpe lost the hand, but then doubled up soon after. He will need a few more doubles to get back on track.

Tags: Paul Volpe

Curtin Collects

Shamus • Level 14: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Steven Curtin opened for 4,500 from the cutoff, getting a couple of callers from the blinds.

The flop came {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Both blinds checked to Curtin who without much hesitation continued for 9,000. The small blind rechecked his cards and folded, and the big blind quickly tossed his cards away as well.

Curtin sits with about 110,000 at present.

Tags: Steven Curtin

"You Like That Flop?"

[user101598] • Level 14: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Mike Leah and an opponent were heads up with the board reading {5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Leah's opponent check-called 3,700 and both players checked after the {2-Spades} turned. The {3-Clubs} fell on the river and Leah's opponent checked a third time. Leah tossed in 7,700 and his opponent called.

Leah opened up {k-Spades}{9-Clubs} for kings and nines and his opponent flashed {k-Clubs}{10-Spades} then mucked the cards.

"You like that flop?" his opponent asked sarcastically.

Leah is now right around average with 65,000 chips.

Tags: Mike Leah

Ring Winner Out

[user101598] • Level 14: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Travell Thomas' seat is empty, which means the WSOP-C ring winner has been eliminated from the tournament.

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Volpe Skyrocketing, Santiago Out

[user101598] • Level 13: 700-1,400, 200 ante

After winning a few sizable pots, Paul Volpe is well over 100,000 chips while Andy Santiago is out of the tournament.

According to Santiago he was crippled when he flopped trip sixes on a {6-}{6-}{8-} board. An opponent, possibly Volpe, held {6-}{8-} and won a 170,000-chip pot. Left with only 10 big blinds, Santiago called Volpe's small blind shove with just {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Volpe opened {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}.

The {5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop gave Santiago a commanding lead with two pair, but the turn and river came {8-Diamonds}, {10-Diamonds} respectively, giving Volpe a winning straight.

Santiago's boisterous prediction did not come true today, but there's always next time.

Tags: Andy SantiagoPaul Volpe

He Who Hesitates

Shamus • Level 13: 700-1,400, 200 ante

Mike Leah just won himself a cautiously-played three-way hand that saw a lot of action before the flop, then a lot of checking afterwards.

By the river the board showed {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}. The player in the blinds showed one card, the {A-Clubs}, then mucked when Leah turned over {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. The third player, Travell Thomas, grumbled "I knew I should have bet that flop" before folding.

Leah scoops a few chips there to move back to around 55,000. Meanwhile Thomas now sits with just under 40,000.

Tags: Mike LeahTravell Thomas

Houchins Has Heaps

[user101598] • Level 13: 700-1,400, 200 ante

We couldn't find former Alberto Chocron anywhere and we finally found out why; he was eliminated by Patrick "Cake" Houchins. We don't know the details of the hand, but what we do know is Houchins is our chip leader with 210,000.

Tags: Patrick HouchinsAlberto Chocron

Santiago Doubles Opponent

[user101598] • Level 13: 700-1,400, 200 ante

We missed the action, but when we reached Andy Santiago's table he was shipping 33,000 chips to an opponent on his left and his cards were already in the muck. Santiago's opponent had {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} laying in front of him and the board read {6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, giving him a full house.

Santiago is left with only 20,000 chips.

Tags: Andy Santiago

More Poker on Pacific Avenue

Shamus • Level 13: 700-1,400, 200 ante

After that short break our remaining 155 players are back in their seats. Four more 40-minute levels are scheduled tonight.