We caught the action with four players, including Jean-Robert Bellande, in for 1,600 each on the turn with the board showing . The river paired the board, bringing the , and Bellande bet out 1,600, this time just getting one call. Bellande tabled for a full house, and his opponent mucked his hand. The pot boosted Bellande's stack to around 29,000.
While we were checking in on one of our chip leaders, Francesco "Cheech" Barbaro, we found a player who was all in blind. Picking it up on the river, the board was and the current low hand was and the current high hand for Aces and eights.
The table encouraged the player to flip one card at a time and he obliged. A was the first card off and the table, who seemed to be rooting for the individual, jumped up a little in unison. The second card was a and the third a . Although he had no shot at the low now, he still had a few outs to take the high and stay alive. He slowly peeled the last card and it was an giving him a full house and the table celebrated with him.
The chips he won weren't even 3,000 but all you need is a chip and chair! Barbaro, who was one of the all in players biggest fans during the hand, has much more than just one chip. He has climbed all the way to 47,000 now.
We just overheard a player ask a floorman “Are there any taxi cabs around here?” The floorman was obviously confused so the player clarified that he needed a cab because he had to go to the bathroom but didn’t want to miss a couple of hands. Needless to say, he was directed to the nearest bathroom and on his way there, shouted “Deal me out”. The floorman jokingly said sure as the players around had a good laugh.
Picking up the action on the river, Barry Greenstein check-called a bet from Ari "BodogAri" Engel. The board read and Engel showed for a straight to the eight and second nut low. Greenstein mucked and falls to 35,000 while Engel moves to 19,000.
Sorel Mizzi raised to 1,200 from middle position before Anthony Rivera made it three bets from the cutoff. Mizzi called and the two players saw an flop. Mizzi checked, Rivera bet 600 and Mizzi called.
The turn was the and once again Mizzi checked and Rivera bet. This time, however, Mizzi folded and will move on to the next hand with 18,200. Anthony Rivera, on the other hand gains some momentum and a healthy 26,500 chip stack.
We missed most of the action, but came in on the board of .
The player in the small blind had bet 1200 and Men Nguyen raised to 2400 which put him all in. The player seemed to know his fate but still made the call for the rest of his stack.
Nguyen flipped over for the jack high flush. The river was a securing a low for Nguyen and sending the losing player to the rail.
Nguyen is now up over 30,000.
On a board, Josh Arieh got check called on the river. Arieh turned over for the immortal nuts with quads and his opponent mucked. Arieh joked that he only had two pair after the hand and was up to 19,000.