Players are now on their second 20-minute break of the day.
Event #54 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em certainly isn't the only event happening at the World Series of Poker today. Day 2 of the Ladies Championship just reached the money and is primed to make the final table. We encourage you to check out the live updates from that event, and also check out the following video with Lynn Gilmartin and Christina Lindley.
Paul "X22" Magriel raised to 375 from middle position, the player on the button called, and Mike Carroll shoved all in from the small blind for a total of 1,550. Magriel folded and the button called.
Carroll looked poised to double until the flop came putting the other player solidly into the lead. The on the turn and on the river couldn't help Carroll and he was eliminated.
With 1,125 in the pot, Darryll Fish checked and was followed by a player in middle position. With action on the button, that player bet 675. Fish then woke up with an all-in check-raise to 4,200, prompting the middle-position player out of the pot. The button tanked for a solid minute before conceding the hand to Fish, who is up to 6,100.
Players are busting out at a ridiculous rate. With that said, it is no surprise that many of our notable have hit the rail. Dario Minieri, Antonio Esfandiari, and Neil Channing are among the recent eliminations.
After the flop of , Ricky Fohrenbach checked from the big blind and the player in the hijack bet 300. Fohrenbach then went all in for a total of 1,150 and the hijack called.
Fohrenbach's pair of nines was second best and the on the turn and on the river couldn't save him so he headed to the rail while his opponent raked in the pot.
We're all about fun stats, so we thought we'd throw one your way. Unfortunately, we haven't seen any of the listed players in this event . . . we're guessing they're saving themselves for tonight's $50K Poker Players Championship.
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We were doing our rounds and discovered that Seat 3 on Table 9 was empty. That was the same seat formerly occupied Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin, who has been eliminated from the tournament. Baldwin is a big baseball guy, hence the title . . . get it . . . fourth level = fourth inning.