Bryan Colin raised from the button to 8,500 and Marvin Rettenmaier reraised from the small blind to 23,500. Colin wasn't having any of that and made it 63,500 to go. Rettenmaier gave it up and Colin stacked the chips. He's up to about 460,000 now.
Joseph Ebanks fired 35,000 on the board and Jeff Papola made the call. The river completed the board with the and Ebanks fired 75,000 with about 170,000 behind. Papola thought and then moved all in, putting Ebanks to the test. Ebanks tanked for a bit and then tossed his hand away, but didn't look too happy to do so. Papola won the pot and now has 780,000 in chips.
James Calderaro has been one of the shorter stacks during the last few levels, but he certainly seems to be enjoying himself. He just ordered a shot of tequila for himself and a couple other players in the tournament. With only 38 players remaining it's nice to see a little fun amongst all the serious faces.
We'll let you know if anyone gets up on the table to do the Pee-Wee Herman dance.
Back in September 2010, David Vamplew won the European Poker Tour London Main Event for £900,000. Just now, he won a nice pot from Greg Dyer. The board read on the turn and Dyer bet 25,000. Vamplew made the call to see the complete the board on the river. Dyer checked and Vamplew bet 56,000. After a long time in the tank, Dyer made the call.
Vamplew tabled the king-high straight with the . Dyer shook his head with a pained face and mucked.
Joseph Ebanks raised from the cutoff seat to 7,000. Orson Young reraised from the small blind to 19,000. Ebanks tanked for a bit and then came back with a four-bet to 35,000. Young quickly folded.
On the next hand, Ebanks and Young got all of the money in on the flop with Young the player at risk. He held the to Ebanks' . The turn was the , which kept Young in the lead, but the on the river gave Ebanks a flush. Young was eliminated while Ebanks neared 300,000 in chips.
John Kim lost most of his stack in a hand against Efren Garcia. We aren't sure when the money went in, but the board read and Kim's had been rivered by Garcia's .
Kim was left with 6,000 in chips and on the next hand, Gregory Dyer raised to 7,500 from the cutoff and Anthony Spinella re-raised to 22,000 from the small blind. Kim, who was in the big blind, tossed his last few chips into the pot and Dyer called the 22,000 to start a sidepot.
The flop came , Spinella bet 15,000 and Dyer called. Both players checked when the hit on the turn and the came on the river. Spinella said "ace high" but mucked his hand when Dyer showed the for a pair of queens. Kim mucked his hand as well and he was eliminated from the tournament.
Spinella must have recently won a large pot because even after losing some chips in this hand he still has a massive stack in front of him.
Shawn Keller has copped a brutal beat at the hands of Darren Wong to become the latest player to hit the rail in Event #10 of the 2011 World Series of Poker.
Our field reporter picked up the action on a flop of ; Keller opened for 17,000 from early position and Wong called before the dealer revealed the turn of the . Keller then check-snap-called Wong's all-in bet, tabling against Wong's .
Unfortunately for Keller, Wong hit the on the river for the flush and ... ummmmm ... yeah. That's about it, really. Oh, and Wong's now on 360,000 in chips. Bam!