Markus Golser has just moved tables and wasted no time in getting involved in a pot with Henrik Gwinner.
On sixth street Gwinner led out for 600 with a board, only to be raised to 1,200 by Golser with a board. Gwinner pumped it a little bit more to 1,800 and Golser called, before they received their last cards face-down.
Both players checked and Golser waited to see Gwinner's cards but all he did was point to his two queens saying, "That's all I got."
Golser revealed for trip sixes which was good for the pot, putting him on 18,100.
Incidentally, Mike Matusow's proximity to Phil Hellmuth is beginning to be a real distraction. At high volume, Matusow has been demanding to know why Hellmuth has never won a bracelet in a non-hold'em event. Hellmuth has only minorly risen to it so far, but we can only hope that there will be a scene before the end of play.
A mammoth pot erupted on Table Hellmuth just now, and it was the man himself who came out on top.
With the board reading , Hellmuth led out with a bet into an already hefty pot, only for Layne Flack to move all in. Somehow Neal Friets found himself along for the ride too, and also called another bet from Hellmuth on the river. Imagine Friets' surprise when Hellmuth flipped over his hand.
Flack: "Quad sixes and the second nut low, is that all you got?" He very briefly flashed his inferior hand before heading over to the next table to complain about his beat to Mike Matusow, while Hellmuth scooped the pot. Hellmuth is now on around 23,000.
Neal Friets limped in on the button, Hellmuth made up the small blind and big blind Murray Brown checked.
Hellmuth bet out the flop and Brown called him. Friets got out of their way. They both checked the turn, and Brown called a bet of 600 from Hellmuth on the river. Brown was somewhat dismayed to see Hellmuth fip over for the nuts, and just mucked.
Showing , Mori Eskandani raised. Mike Matusow, showing the , called him. "You've got to defend the king," he said cheerfully.
Fourth street was dealt out, and Eskandani, showing , bet out again. Matusow, now showing , raised. Call.
On fifth street though it all went wrong for Eskandani -- he was now showing . "Oh NO!" he cried. Matusow, now showing a much friendlier , announced, "All in" and was met by an instant fold from Eskandani. As he raked in his new chips, Matusow showed the .
Jeff Lisandro, Stephen Pearce, David Levi and Dave Ulliott are all involved in the pot as the turn was dealt giving us a board.
Lisandro led out from the small blind before Stephen Pearce moved all in for his remaining few hundred chips. Levi called, as did Ulliott, before Lisandro tried to raise but was told he couldn't as the all-in was less than 50 percent more that the original bet.
Lisandro bet out on the though, forcing both Levi and Ulliott to fold.