One of today's players is actor Robert Iler, famous for his portrayal of A. J. Soprano in the mob drama The Sopranos. Early in the Main Event, Iler is living up to the infamy of his character's fictional family, virtually bumping off opponents. We haven’t seen him felt anyone yet, but he’s off to a good start.
In a recent hand, on a flop of , Iler bet out for 250, and the button and the big blind both called. The turn was the , and action checked to Iler, who bet again, this time for 450. The button folded, but the blind called. The dealer then completed the board with the . The blind checked again, and Iler bet 1,000. His opponent tanked for about a minute, then tossed forward a chip to call. Iler turned over . His opponent mucked, and Iler won the pot with his set.