With about 10,000 in the pot and a flop of , David "Bakes" Baker bet 3,800 from the cutoff. His sole opponent, John Racener, was on the button and quickly raised to 8,300. Baker thought for a few moments before tossing in a three-bet to 18,200. Racener responded by moving all in for 62,700 and Baker snap-called.
Baker's pocket rockets had been cracked thanks to Racener's ten, but the case ace could still salvage the hand for Baker. Unfortunately for him, it did not come as the turn and river blanked. Racener doubled big while Baker was left with just 25,000.
Daniel Alaei wasted no time raising in the cut off making it 4,000. Nicholas Maimone on the button then reraised and made it 10,300. After some deliberation by Alaei he put out a bet that would put his opponent all in. His opponent called and cards were tabled.
The cards rolled off and Alaei was able to hold on and eliminate his opponent with ace high.
Welcome back to Day 2 of Event No. 46, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event. Yesterday World Series of Poker officials and fans were pleasantly surprised to see 474 entrants in this event, creating a prize pool of $4,455,600. A total of 48 players will get paid, but a whopping $1.15 million is reserved for the tournament’s winner, the largest first-place prize thus far at this 2011 WSOP.
Today, only 162 players will return as they battle their way to the money and toward the final table. There are plenty of big-name pros left in the field including David "Bakes" Baker, James Akenhead, McLean Karr, Ali Eslami, David “Devilfish” Ulliott, and Daniel Alaei, just to name a few. However, all of those players are chasing those in the “200K” Club: Mike Sowers, Ben Lamb, Kevin Saul, Joe Cada, and Alan Sternberg, who is the chip leader at the start of Day 2 with 260,600.
Play resumes at 2:30 P.M. PST, which is just under an hour away. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in full force to bring you all of the action, chip counts, and eliminations from the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, so join us then!