Kami Chisholm opened with a raise to 37,000, and Sidsel Boesen -- sitting to Chisholm's left -- pushed all in for 113,000 total. It folded back around to Chisholm who made the call. The players tabled their hands:
The flop came , and Boesen had paired her ace. The turn was the and the river , and Boesen doubled to just over 250,000. Chisholm, meanwhile, is still comfortably out in front with about 970,000.
It has been a tough hour-and-a-half of poker for Sidsel Boesen. She was the chip leader when we began play today. But following a few laydowns and that double-up for Allison Whalen, Boesen found herself down at the bottom of the counts with less than 100,000.
She's trying to do something about it, though. Just now she open-raised all in from the hijack seat with her last 85,000, and won the blinds and antes. She's still short with about 110,000, with only Loren Watterworth with fewer chips than her at the moment.
Lee Watkinson has arrived to support his fiancée, Timmi Derosa. Watkinson, of course, has some significant final table experience of his own, having multiple WPT final tables, a WSOP bracelet (2006, $10,000 pot-limit Omaha), and perhaps most memorably, a WSOP Main Event final table appearance in 2007 when he finished eighth.
Derosa is in second place at the moment with 415,000, but like everyone else at the table is looking way up to Kami Chisholm and her 1,000,000-plus chip stack.