Vanessa Selbst raised to 1,200 preflop on the button and Chris Moorman made the call. Both players checked the flop. Selbst didn't check a second time on the turn, instead firing 1,500 after Moorman checked. Moorman made the call. The river prompted a third check from Moorman, to which Selbst bet 3,200. Moorman quickly called and Selbst announced, "Nine" before revealing the for flopped trips. "I'm running good," Selbst said as Moorman mucked his hand. Selbst is hovering around 100,000.
Andrew Robl moved all in on the river with the board for 39,000. Millar made the call holding and was nearly felted by Robl's . Both players still have their rebuy tokens available.
With the board reading , Erick Lindgren bet 1,000 into a pot of 2,000 and was quickly called by Benjamin Sulsky. The turn brought the and Lindgren bet 1,500. Sulsky thought for a minute or so before raising to 3,200. After looking a bit confused by the move, Lindgren asked how much the bet was before hoisting a massive stack of orange 1,000 chips into the pot. Sulsky appeared to grow frustrated before mucking his hand and Lindgren collected a decent pot.
In the match between Daniel Negreanu and Alexander Kostritsyn, we caught up as Kostritsyn re-raised Negreanu preflop to 2,400. Negreanu four-bet to 5,400 total and Kostritsyn made the call.
The flop came down and Kostritsyn checked to Negreanu who fired out a bet of 3,600. Kostritsyn made the call.
The fell on the turn and once again Kostritsyn checked to Negreanu. This time Negreanu fired out 9,200. After much deliberation, Kostritsyn once again made the call.
The river came the and Kostritsyn checked once again. This time Negreanu also checked and flipped up the for trip kings. Negreanu scooped a massive pot of over 36,000.
Luke Schwartz raised Nick Schulman's big blind to 1k, to which Schulman responded by three-betting to 3,100. Schwartz thought it over before four-betting to 7,000. Schulman deliberated briefly before five-betting to 22,500, which landed a snap fold from Scwhartz, who has dropped down to approximately 70,000.
This is an interesting format for a heads-up match, and we think you'll probably want to know about it. We're listing the players with 75,000 starting chips, but that stack is broken up into three chances. Most of the players are starting with the base 25,000 and electing to save their two, clear buttons for the additional add-ons.
In fact, the only player we've seen take their full 75,000 chips up front is Lex Veldhuis.
We caught up with the action with the board reading and the pot containing 1,500 chips. Selbst was on the button and bet 1,800, which was called by Chris Moorman. The fell on the river and Selbst fired out a bet of 4,200. Moorman tanked for nearly two minutes before making the call, but quickly mucked when Selbst tabled the for top pair, top kicker. Selbst appears to have her opponent on the ropes and Moorman's chipstack is quickly dwindling.
The Jason Mercier vs. Gus Hansen match is going full speed ahead, and it's Mercier pulling out to the early lead. We walked up to a hand in progress with the board showing . Hansen had checked, and Mercier moved all in for his first stack of chips with about 10,200 already in the pot. It was an overbet, and Hansen had about 12,000 chips left as he pondered. He eventually decided to pass, and Mercier stacked up to take about a three-to-one lead in first-bullet chips. Both men still have their two add-on tokens left.
We know which table we're going to be watching the closest this round. All right, well there are a lot of great match-ups this evening, but the one featuring Dan "Jungleman12" Cates and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier should be a good (and quick) one. Across the table from them, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Toby Lewis are tangled up in a very quiet duel, and we'd expect both the first and second round matches there to be must-see.