Nicholas Blumenthal would push his third hand in a row; this time from under the gun, and just like the previous two hands, he picked up the blinds and antes with little fuss.
From the small blind Nicholas Blumenthal was at it again as he pushed all in from the small blind. On the very next hand, Blumenthal would push once again - this time from the button - as both Allen Bari and Maria Ho folded their blinds.
On the first hand of play, Nicholas Blumenthal pushed all in for 1,240,000 in chips from under the gun and picked up the 190,000 in blinds and antes once the table folded round.
The cards are now in the air for the conclusion of the final table!
Although yesterday we played the final table on one of the secondary tables, the final four have the privilege of today being able to play in the Thunderdome!
Located in the center of the Amazon Room, this stage is purpose-built to watch poker, so if you are in the area make sure you come down to check it out!
Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker for the re-comencement of the final table of Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
Although scheduled to play down to a winner yesterday, the new hard-stop rules of the WSOP prevented the conclusion of the final table, but after a few nervous hours of sleep, just four people remain in contention for the Event #4 bracelet.
Crushing. That is the word that best describes the way Allen Bari played the final table, and if he and his amassed 9,125,000-chip stack has it his way, he will definitely be looking to continue to crush the final table. His three opponents are all roughly even-stacked, and it is Maria Ho that is capturing a lot of the spotlight from Bari as she has become the first female to make a 2011 WSOP final table.
With $874,116 on offer for whoever can best the final four players, here is how the prizes and final table payouts have fallen:
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team have returned to the floor of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in preparation for providing the most comprehensive live coverage that you will find during the 2011 World Series of Poker. Play is set to kick off at 2:30 pm PST, so make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com as we play down until the Event #4 Champion is crowned!
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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