Over on Table 368 Seat 2, there is a lonely, unattended stack of 9,575 chips slowly dwindling away. The owner of the stack is Mr. Phil Ivey, and save for one or two hands, he hasn't played it at all this evening.
What's the reason for Ivey's absence, you ask? He's currently among the chip leaders in Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em with around 40,000 chips. Ivey can't multi-table the event properly either, because his other stack is across the Rio in the Brasilia Room, and the last break was synced in the two events.
We will keep you updated if Ivey makes his way back into the Amazon Room, and if his stack dips into the danger zone.
The players are on a 15-minute break.
Ted Lawson just added about 15,000 to his stack after eliminating Hasan Habib. The chips went in after a flop and Habib trailed with against Lawson's . Habib was not helped by the turn or river, giving Lawson the pot.
Dan Smith had been sitting on a short stack for a while, but was making a comeback after eliminating Todd Terry. He was charging his iPhone charger by our media desk and was fast approaching, bringing some bad news.
"Just bluffed it all off, have a good night guys," he said.
Allen Kessler informed us of Phil Hellmuth's pending all in, so we rushed over and found a short-stacked Hellmuth all in from the small blind with against Mark Herm's from under the gun.
The flop fell to keep Hellmuth ahead, but the turned to give Herm the lead. The river was no help to Hellmuth, ending his tournament.
We're not sure when the money went in on Table 364, but when we arrived the scene looked like this:
Eames' opponent hit the rail, while the Brit dragged in a pot to bring his total to 30,700 chips.
Todd Terry raised from the cutoff and Dan Smith three-bet from the button. Action folded back to Terry who called all in for his last 5,000-ish with . Smith tabled and won the race as the board ran out .
There was an open to 800 from early position. Brock Parker and Hans Winzeler called in late position, and Phil Galfond tanked for a bit before three-betting to 2,600 out of the small blind. All three players called.
The flop fell , and Galfond led out for 3,200. The original raiser tanked for a considerable amount of time, then called. Parker and Winzeler both folded quickly.
The turn was the , the two players slowly knuckled, and the completed the board. The pair checked again.
"I have a weak ace," the player said, showing .
Galfond grimaced, then tossed his hand into the muck.
"Kings?" the player asked Galfond, who smiled.
"Little worse," he responded. There was a beat. "A lot worse, actually."