|Fond de premiere||$2,829,600|
|Blinduri||50,000 / 100,000|
The players are now on a 20 minute break as they all take in the craziness that has occurred over the last two hours.
On the last hand before the break, Benjamin Volpe raised to 85,000 and Justin Cohen moved all in for 820,000 as the next to act. Volpe asked for a count and then made the call as the players turned up their hands.
Volpe was in commanding lead to knockout his opponent and it was still looking that way after the came out on the flop. The landed on the turn however to vault Cohen into the lead and he jumped up and yelled before going over to his rail. The on the river bricked out Volpe and Cohen doubled though him.
In contrast to final table of Event #8 and #20, the first two $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Events, there has been very little postflop action tonight. The blinds aren't defending and three-bets don't find calls. With effective stacks actually deeper than we started the day, it will be interesting to see if players continue to only raise/fold preflop or if they adjust and start to play more pots.
Andrew Rudnik moved all in for 510,000 from under the gun and Justin Cohen immediately said call when it was on him in the hijack.
Rudnick stood up and gathered his belongings like a deafeated man even though there were still five cards to come. The flop changed nothing and neither did the on the turn meaning Rudnik was down to one of the two remaining jacks left. The river came the however and the crowd gave a huge gasp as Rudnik hit the two-outer to stave off elimination and double up while Cohen took a hit. After the hand, a railbird yelled “Is this for real?” and indeed it is!
Action folded around to Benjamin Volpe in the small blind. After some thought, he decided to move all in. Justin Cohen looked at his cards and immediately asked for a count. The dealer stacked out 730,000 chips and Cohen made the call.
The flop came out which was no help to either player. It was our all in player, Volpe that needed it and the turn only helped give him some extra outs. Now any seven would chop the pot. The river was not a seven but it would hit him hard.
The was peeled off and he gave a mini fist pump before looking at his rail, 20 deep, who were going crazy. After the cheer was over, they immediately began yelling "Cocktails!" like roosters at a barn. Volpe doubles to 1.5 million while Cohen is still alive with 1 million in chips.
Mark Schmid raised in the cutoff to 90,000 and it was folded around to Robbie Verspui in the big blind who made it 225,000 to go. Schmid thought for a bit before finally moving all in and Verspui insta-folded his hand. Schmid made good use of his big stack to win the pot.
As we mentioned earlier, alcohol has been a big part of today's rail. There are at least a dozen or two people that have been following the action here at the Rio all day, always drink in hand. And wouldn't you know it, it's starting to catch up to them.
Recently, the tournament director announced that we would be having a new dealer and for no particular reason they erupted in cheers. They also keep asking for chip counts every few hands to the chagrin of the tournament director. Everyone seems to having fun with it though, especially the players who keep looking back and smiling.