We're not sure how it happened, but as we were getting the last round of chip counts, Mike Sexton made his was to the exit. We looked to his former chair, and sure enough, the dealer was tossing out a seat card. Sexton has been eliminated from the tournament.
Felipe Ramos opened to 1,150 from early position, and a player in middle position three-bet to 4,200. Ramos called after some time in the tank, and the flop brought . When Ramos checked, the middle-position player tried to bet all in with his full stack of about 15,000. "The bet is 9,150," the dealer announced. Ramos went ahead and raised his opponent all in, and the call came to give him a chance at the knockout.
Ramos was drawing at both the high and the low, while his opponent's aces were in front as the cards lay. The turn and river came and , and Ramos clapped his hands together in celebration, thinking he'd scooped. He'd made an ace-high flush, but it took a point from his opponent to notice the runner-runner full house he'd made to stay alive.
Ramos decided that a chop was just fine with him, and he'll take the low half to keep himself around 24,000.
On a flop of , David Singer got his short stack of 4,900 in the pot and was up against the player in the small blind.
The turn gave the small blind a flush and Singer began to collect his things; however, the spiked on the river to provide Singer with a low and half the pot. Singer is still short stacked and will no doubt be making more moves sooner than later.
Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard
|Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier||479.25||4||2||1||$811,639|
*Through Event #53
Phil Laak limped under the gun and action folded all the way to the blinds, including David "Doc" Sands in the big. They both came along and it was three-handed to the flop. Action checked to Laak and he bet 525, which was called by both his opponents. All three players then checked the turn, which was followed by the on the river.
The small blind led out for 2,000, which inspired both Laak and Sands to fold.
The floor staff just told us that they're going to forgo the color-up at the end of this level and wait until the chip bags come out to do it. So we were right! No more breaks tonight! Ha!