|Fond de premiere||$1,466,100|
|Blinduri||20,000 / 40,000|
The man of the hour, Russell Crane, opened to 13,000 from under the gun, before Todd Brenn moved all in for his last 77,000. Crane made the call, as the cards were shown.
The board ran out to see Crane’s kicker play, as he eliminated another player from the tournament, and moving up to 370,000 in chips.
Eliminations are happening at such a quick rate, on each of the four tables, that action is getting missed.
Arriving on the flop, with the board reading , Philip Tzeng moved all in for his last 22,000 and was called by Simon Charette.
Tzeng had flopped the straight, but Charette caught the on the turn, to make his flush, and hold, as the river brought the to see Tzeng eliminated.
On nearby tables, Ognjen Sekularac and Colagero Maltese were also eliminated.
Jamie Rosen didn’t wait too long to commit the remainder of his chips, opting to move all in from early position for his last 72,000 in chips. After recently eliminating one player, Russell Crane then moved all in over the top from the small blind, in hopes of taking out another.
Big slick would serve Russell well again, as the board ran out to see him rocket up the leader board.
Jesse Johnston shoved for 80,000 precise and was met with not one, but two calls. Philip Tzeng moved all in for 97,000 and Joe Ford cold called from the big blind. It was time for the big reveal and it turned out that Tzeng was cruising with his hand:
The flop would change everything though with . Johnston and Ford paired their ace and Tzeng was looking for the last queen in the deck. The on the turn didn't change a thing and neither did the on the river. Johnston is out, Tzeng is extremely short and Ford is cruising now.
Russell Crane opened to 12,000 from under the gun, before Gordan Vayo moved all in for his last 85,000 from the cut-off. With action back on Crane, he made the call with more chips behind, as both players tabled their cards.
The board ran out to see Vayo take the lead on the turn with a pair of queens, but get sent to the rail as the king fell on the river.
The action started with Aaron Massey moving all in for 77,000 from under the gun, as the table folded around to Peter Vitantonio in the small blind. He made the call for fewer chips, as the big blind got out of the way.
“Seventy Seven for seven-seven,” said Massey, rolling over his pair. The flop came down , which had Vitantonio out
his chair. No help would come on the turn and rover to see him be eliminated in 35th place today.
Jake Cody was just one hand late to the party today, but he he has since arrived and is playing. Two other players are still not here though. Joe Ford isn't here and neither is Russell Crane. Alert them if you know them because they are blinding out right now.
Update: they are here now.
The first and only turbo tournament of the 2013 World Series of Poker started with 1,629 players yesterday. After a fast and furious day just 35 remain, all gunning for that first prize of $278,613. The first four levels were just 30 minutes long, level four to seventeen were 40 minutes. Today, on day two, the levels will be what you're used to: 60 minutes. The turbo is not so turbo anymore all of the sudden. Will skill prevail today?
The plan is to play down to a winner, but with 60 minute levels and deep stacks this could very well become a long day. Players are guaranteed $6,729 at this point, but it's a long way to that final table and big first prize. Victor Figueroa is in the lead right now, in 17 levels yesterday he made his 3,000 starting stack into 354,000. Noah Vaillancourt is second with 301,000 while bracelet winner Michael Gathy is third on the list with 256,000. There are still more familiar faces active in this tournament with amongst them Simon Charette (203,000), Jason Duval (193,000) and Jake Cody (190,000). Can they make a final table and lock up (another) bracelet? Find out with us as we report on the second day of the $1,000 Turbo starting at 1 p.m.