Russell Crane has a long record of cashing in major tournament series, and if he keeps up his pace today, he will likely add another cash to his impressive resume.
Crane has already cashed at this year's edition of the WSOP, earning #32,882 in Event # 6, the $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" event, and he has more than a million dollars in live cashes to his name.
As he is seated directly in front of the PokerNews Live Reporting station, we have been watching Crane lift stacks to to assemble the chip castle he currently presides over, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him here on Day 2 of this event.
Richard Frye is a bear of a man, and clad in his all red Wisconsin Badger's gear, he brings quite an imposing presence to the table. A recent hand showed that he he knows how to use that presence to his advantage.
After shoving all-in with the board reading [qd105c9c], Frye's opponent went deep into the tank, staring intently at the board cards and working through his decision making process out lout.
"There's so many draws out there, I could hero here..." he said, trying to persuade himself to make the call.
After more than two minutes of deliberation, the player had still not made his choice, so Frye asked the dealer if he could call the clock.
"I don't mean to be rude," said Frye, apologizing to the player he had wagered his stack against.
Apparently this bit of vocalization convinced the player that Frye was weak, because he then plunked in a calling stack and turned over . His top pair and gutshot straight draw was in trouble however, against Frye's set of tens, and a on the river changed nothing.