We picked up the action on the flop as the dealer spread out . Eric Buchman bet, Dylan Linde raised, and the two of them tangled up in a raising war that left Linde all in for 33,700. Buchman was right there to match it, and the cards were on their backs. "Wow," Buchman lamented as he saw the bad news.
Buchman was drawing pretty slim with his inferior two pair, and the turn was a blank. The river was as well, and the pot and the double-up go to Linde. He's back to about 75,000 now, while Buchman falls back around 90,000 himself.
We reached the table just before the first draw. Brent Hanks stood pat, and Owais Ahmed drew one. Hanks bet, and Ahmed called. The two repeated their actions on the second draw, but both players stood pat on the third. Hanks fired a third bullet, and Ahmed called.
Hanks opened up an eighty-seven low, but it was no good against Ahmed's .
Marco Johnson opened with a raise, and Ylon Schwartz was the only caller, heads-up to the draw.
Each of them took one card, and Johnson check-called a bet. He took another card and checked, while Schwartz stood pat and bet again. Johnson check-raised this time, and Schwartz leaned forward and knelt on his chair, suddenly interested in the hand. He called the extra bet, then called another one after both men stood pat on the final round.
Johnson showed , and it was second-best to Schwartz's . With that pot, Schwartz moves up to 120,000, while "CrazyMarco" slides all the down to just 34,000.
Marco Johnson, Eugene Katchalov and Ylon Schwartz all went to the first draw in a raised pot. Johnson drew two, and Katchalov and Schwartz both drew one. Schwartz bet out, Katchalov raised enough to go all in, Johnson released and Schwartz called.
Schwartz then opened his hand, revealing an eighty-six, because he forgot that Katchalov still had two draws.
"Well," Katchalov said through laughter. "I guess you're staying pat. I'll take two."
He discarded two, and Schwartz stood pat. Katchalov needed to discard two again, and tabled his other three cards - - before sweating the next two. Schwartz opened .
"You're good," he said after sweating the first one.
He opened for an ace-eight, and got up to look for the nearest floorperson so he could get paid.
We caught the action on fourth street, where Kornuth check-called a bet from Goitom. Once he paired, Kornuth led out on fifth, and was called by Goitom. Goitom did not call on sixth however, and the pot was shipped to Kornuth.
Kornuth started to do a little dance - despite the fact that he can no longer wear headphones - and is now above the 200,000-chip mark.
We picked up a battle of the blinds between Adam Geyer and Rami Boukai after the first round of betting. It looked like there were three or four bets in the pot apiece, but we walked up just as the dealer was raking them into the middle.
On the first draw, each player took one card and checked, and Geyer patted for the second draw. Boukai took one card and called a bet, and he needed one more card on the last draw. Geyer patted and fired again, and this time Boukai took pause before surrendering his cards into the muck.
Boukai is down to just 36,000 now, while Geyer climbs into contention for the lead with 220,000 there or thereabouts.