The players have all refueled and the cards are now back in the air!
In one of the first hands after the dinner break, the action folded to Alexandre Gauron who raised to 5,000 before the flop before Alexander Wice reraised to 13,000. Gauron quickly pushed all in and Wice snap-called, showing down against Gauron's .
Gauron took the lead after the dealer spread the flop of , but Wice picked up the outs to the Broadway straight with the on the turn. As it turned out, he didn't need them, because he binked the on the river for the bigger two pair.
Wice is now up to 214,000 in chips while Gauron is gone-ski.
Coming back from the dinner break, it appears that Bryan Colin is our chip leader with 334,000. Chase Bianchi is right on his heels with 330,000.
There are currently 65 players remaining.
From under the gun Matt Stout made it 4,800, Sean Grover reraised to 12,000 from early position and Mazin Khoury raised to 28,000 from the button. Stout snap shoved all in for about 88,000 and Grover then reraised all in for his massive stack. Khoury flashed two queens and sighed as he announced his fold.
Stout showed and Grover showed . Luckily for Stout (and Khoury who folded) the door card was a king on the flop. Since Khoury already showed the other two queens, Grover was drawing dead and Stout took down the enormous pot.
Stout moved up to 208,000 and Grover down to 170,000
There was a steady steam of eliminations leading up to the dinner break, but with the players starting to settle down, we've now been able to catch up on all those who have made some bread - figuratively speaking.
|68||Dennis Beres||United States||$4,898|
|69||Ervin Tormos||United States||$4,898|
|70||Bryan Paris||United States||$4,898|
|72||Mark Bryan||United States||$4,898|
|73||Alex Santiago||United States||$4,898|
|74||Jacob Toole||United States||$4,898|
|76||Timothy Clark||United States||$4,898|
|77||Oscar Castagna||United States||$4,898|
|78||Victor Ramdin||United States||$4,898|
|79||Clayton Newman||United States||$4,510|
|80||Paul Loh||United States||$4,510|
|81||Alexander Venovski||United States||$4,510|
|82||Clayton Prinster||United States||$4,510|
|84||Chris Klodnicki||United States||$4,510|
|85||Jacob Naquin||United States||$4,510|
|86||Grant Hinkle||United States||$4,510|
|87||Seth Hilleren||United States||$4,510|
|88||Alexander Barlow||United States||$4,510|
|89||Joseph Stefan||United States||$4,510|
|90||Ian Gillespie||United States||$4,510|
The remaining players are now guaranteed at least $5,313 in prize money.
Although we missed the action, right before the break Ankush Mandavia was eliminated from the tournament by Jeffrey Papola. The board read and Papola had the which rivered a king to beat Mandavia's .
After the hand Papola's stack was up to 425,000 and he is easily one of our chip leaders at the moment. It seems six-handed events are Papola's bread and butter as last year he took second place in the $2,500 six-handed event #26 and then went on to win a bracelet in the $5,000 six-handed event #32.
Is another bracelet in Papola's future? Stay tuned!
After consulting with the WSOP Media Team here at the Rio, we've been able to confirm that there was an error in the payout list, which has now been rectified. Mark Flowers was listed earlier as having placed in both 117th and 118th place, which is of course impossible, unless Flowers has managed to master the science of human cloning in the last 24 hours.
We can confirm though that Flowers has placed 117th in this tournament, while Micah Hendrix has been confirmed as the 122nd place finisher. All the other positions have been adjusted accordingly - but to save the hassle of having to list them again, you can check out the updated payout list here.
Our last woman standing, Melanie Weisner, has just been eliminated from the tournament. We weren't able to witness the hand, but we were told that Gregory Dyer raised under the gun with and Weisner called from the big blind with . The flop came and they got all the chips in the middle. Weisner was unable to catch up and she was sent to the rail.
After the hand Gregory Dyer had around 180,000.
You would have never heard of Benoit Albiges, nor would you have noticed him all that much, as many players who find it difficult to negotiate the long, cavernous hallways and ballrooms here at the Rio revert to using electric scooters.
The only difference is that unlike those lazy sods, Albiges needs them, because the 32-year-old Frenchman is quadriplegic, having been paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident 18 years ago. Still, it doesn't stop him and his fiance Valerie from playing poker, and they both love it.
When we asked them during the second break of the day if they were planning on doing anything else apart from gambling here in Las Vegas, their answer was simple: "We're only playing poker!"
Unfortunately though, Abiges is no longer with us after being busted at the hands of Ryan Welch. Benoit got the last of his money into the middle before the flop with , only to run into Welch's , with neither hand improving on the board of .