A short-stacked Terrence Hastoo limped from the small blind and then called when John Kabbaj raised to 60,000 from the big. Both players checked the flop, and then Kabbaj bet after Hastoo checked the turn. Hastoo only had 29,000 back and called it off with the for flopped quads. Of course that was good against Kabbaj's , and he was pushed the pot after the was run out on the river.
Joe Tehan raised from the button and found a customer in Thomas Keller in the big blind. The flop turned into a disaster for Tehan as he got the remainder of his stack in with just under four bets and was snap called.
Keller had top pair, the nut low and the nut flush draw. The turn saw Tehan drawing slim as he needed to improve to a full house in order to avoid elimination. However, the river was a blank for him and he has been eliminated in fourth place.
John Kabbaj raised to 60,000 from early position and Terrence Hastoo called out of the big blind to see the flop. Both players checked and then Hastoo check-called 60,000 on the turn. The river completed the board and Hastoo quickly check-called the 60,000 of Kabbaj.
"You have me out-kickered?" he asked when the Brit announced trip fives and that was indeed the case.
The ace kicker won the pot and Hastoo now needs a miracle very soon.
The blinds and limits are quite high, so each pot has the potential to swing fortunes.
In a recent hand, Christopher McHugh raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and then called when John Kabbaj three-bet to 90,000 from the big blind. When the flop came down , Kabbaj bet 30,000 and then called when McHugh raised to 60,000.
The turn saw Kabbaj check-call a bet of 60,000 and then both players checked the river. McHugh tabled the for a live-deuce low and trip aces. That was good for 3/4 the pot as McHugh matched his low.
Terrence Hastoo raised to 50,000 and Joe Tehan made the call to see the flop. Tehan check-called 25,000 and then both checked the turn. After the river, Tehan checked once more and called off the 50,000 by Hastoo to muck when shown .
Thomas Keller raised to 50,000 and Tehan called, history repeated after the flop when he check-called 25,000. The turn was checked through and this time Tehan check-folded after the river.
Erik Seidel began the day as chip leader, but his quest for his ninth World Series of Poker gold bracelet just came to an end in sixth place.
It happened when Thomas "Thunder" Keller completed with the and Seidel raised to 50,000 with the . Keller three-bet to 75,000, Seidel called, and it was off to fourth street. Keller bet, Seidel called, and then Keller bet 50,000 on fifth. Seidel only had 28,000 back, and he seemed extremely hesitant to put it in. That said, he still did.
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It was a bad spot for Seidel as his sevens were dominated by the aces and tens of Keller. Seidel had running straight and low options, but the on sixth left him looking for either a five or seven on seventh street. That didn't happen though and he'll have to settled for sixth place and $41,230.