As we have previously stated, today's play will continue until just 15% of the field remains. Currently the tournament clock tells us that this is 254 players. With around 440 currently remaining, we expect it to last quite a lot longer.
For those who don't know David Singer, we'll give you a little background. Singer isn't seen around many of the poker tours very much, saving all his poker run good for the WSOP. Over the last few years Singer has managed to cash in a WSOP event 26 times. This includes a bracelet in 2008 and two back-to-back $50,000 H.O.R.S.E final table finishes. Singer is still alive today and doing well despite a hand we recently saw him lose a stack of chips in.
Singer had an opponent all-in preflop, with Singer holding against the of his opponent. The flop was not good for Singer and when the turn and river bricked, it was a double-up for one player and a bit of a hit to Singer.
PokerNews' very own hostess Kristy Arnett is still cruising along thanks in part to a very nice hand that we recently played witness to.
It started when a player opened it up to 650. Arnett then made the call before another player popped it to 2,150. The original bettor decided to let his hand go and it was back on Arnett who moved all in for just over 10,000. The player called and Arnett's tournament life was at risk.
The board was a safe looking , with Arnett managing to take down the double and sit with a solid looking stack. If your not too familiar with Kristy Arnett, PokerNews' The Muck had a chat to her earlier today.
- Slepe stave:
Eli Elezra was on the button when a middle position player raised it up to 650. Elezra made the call, along with the small blind, while the big blind got out of the way as the dealer got ready to fire out some cards on the felt.
All three players checked to see a hit the turn. This time when it was checked to Elezra he would throw out 3,000. The small blind made the call and the other player let his hand go as a was dealt on the river.
This time Elezra looked at his opponent's stack and bet 4,050 - the exact amount that the player had behind.
"Do you have a straight?" the player asked Elezra.
"Yes," snapped back Elezra.
"I've got on too, i call," said the player as he turned over . It was too strong for Elezra's , which is also known as Elezra's whole lot of nothing.
We've stumbled upon Ari Engel in the field, fresh off of his win of a WSOP Circuit ring in Chester, Pennsylvania in the $345 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha.
We found Engel open the betting for 700. Action folded around to the small blind who moved all in for 4,300. Engel called and the hands were turned over:
The flop fell and Engel was still in need of help. He did not receive any help, however, as his opponent ended up with trips when the turn and river brought the and the . The pot was pushed to Engel's opponent, leaving Engel with about 26,000 in chips.
Erik Seidel is casually getting a massage over on his table and is just as casually building his stack. We recently caught him in a hand that saw him add some chips to his pile.
It started when the player on the button opened it up to 675. Seidel was in the big blind and made the call. The dealer spread three cards along the felt, with becoming the flop. Both players checked here and a hit the turn. This time Seidel led for 1,000 and his opponent called as the was flicked onto the felt on the river.
Seidel again opted to bet, throwing out another 1,000. Seidel's opponent made the call and then immediately mucked his hand as Seidel turned over for a turned flush. That's how you do it.
Antonio Esfandiari raised to 700 and it folded around to the big blind who called. The flop fell and the big blind checked. Esfandiari continued out with a bet of 1,125 and his opponent quickly called.
Fourth street brought the and the big blind checked for a second time. Esfandiari deliberated for a moment before announcing that he was all in for his remaining 3,275. His opponent looked at his cards several times before throwing them away, awarding Esfandiari the pot.
Action folded around to a player in the small blind who moved all in for 1,225. Erik Seidel, in the big blind, pondered for a while. He looked around the table and saw everyone looking his way, and felt the need to tell the table "...I have three-high". Everyone joined in a laugh while Seidel counted out the chips and threw them in for a call.
Seidel found his pair on the flop and retained his lead through the turn and the river.