With the board showing , Michael "MJ the Great" Cooper bet the turn blind. The dealer revealed the , and Andrey Zaichenko called. Cooper bet out again when the hit the felt on the river, and Zaichenko again called. Cooper confidently turned over for only a pair of aces. His confidence was justified, however, as Zaichenko mucked his cards with a look of frustration.
The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.
While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.
What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!
Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the “36-Seat Giveaway” where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day’s first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.
In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a “Hot Seat” promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.
With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.
Tom Schneider is making another run up the leaderboard.
On a flop of Randy Ohel check-called Tom Schneider's bet, and did so again on the turn. The river was the , and both players checked. Ohel showed for a pair of jacks and no low, but Schneider revealed for a two-pair high and 8-6 low.
Schneider scooped the pot and is now up to 215,000 in chips.
Daniel Idema, showing raised Dan Kelly's bring-in on third street, and Kelly called. Idema paired his seven on fourth street and led out, and Kelly called again. Idema received the on fifth street and again led out, but this time Kelly raised after being dealt the . Idema called, then checked his on sixth street. Kelly bet with his , and Idema called. On the river, Idema again called Kelly's bet, then asked his opponent, "Straight?" Kelly nodded and showed / for an eight high straight and a 7-6 low, good enough to win both high and low.
On fourth street, Ron Fast's board was and Eddie Blumenthal's was . The two players got into a raising war until Fast was all-in. Fast turned over for a four-flush, and Blumenthal told him, "You have a very good hand." Blumenthal was correct, as Fast made his flush on sixth street and doubled up.