David Chiu raised from under the gun and David Benyamine defended his big blind with a call. These two players have been playing together all day, but not at the same table. When their first table broke, both bracelet winners drew seats right next to each other at their new table.
Together, they saw the flop heads up and both players checked. The hit the turn and Benyamine bet before Chiu came in with a raise. Benyamine called and the river was the . When checked to him, Chiu bet and after a moments thought, Benyamine called with . Amazingly the Ace-high beat the for King-high of Chiu.
Benyamine is now up to 12,000 while Chiu is still one of the biggest stacks in the room with 37,000.
Steve Billirakis raised from late position, and was called by an opponent in the big blind. Billirakis' opponent proceeded to lead out on every street as the board ran , and Billirakis called her down.
She opened for a pair of aces, Billirakis mucked, and he's down down to 6,000 chips.
From middle position, Jennifer Harman raised and Justin Bonomo three-bet from the button. Harman called and the flop was . Harman checked and Bonomo continuation bet. Harman called and the turn came the . Once again, Harman check-called. The river was the and for a third time, Bonomo bet and Harman called.
Bonomo flipped over for a flopped Ace-high flush which held up to be the nuts by the river. Harman mucked and Bonomo has rebounded to 11,500 chips. Harman is now down to 10,000.
Alexander Kravchenko raised from the cutoff position and was reraised by a player in the button. The player in the big blind then reraised and both Kravchenko and the player from the button called.
The flop ran out . The player in the big blind bet and Kravchenko and the player from the button called. The fell on the turn. The player in the big blind bet and both players called. The river brought the . All the players checked.
The player in the big blind flipped up and Kravchenko flipped up .
Both Michael Binger and Jeffrey Lisandro have been sighted exiting the Amazon Room recently. Nearly the entire Orange section has broken into the Purple, and only 198 players remain after nearly six hours of play.
Robert "The Thorn" Rosengardten has an unusual card protector... money. A neatly folded $20 bill sits next to his growing stack. He claims to have found the bill a couple of days ago and has been on a hot streak ever since.
Most poker players say they aren't superstitious, but as Michael Scott from the The Office once said, "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little 'stitious.' " It can never hurt to just leave the bill on the table and hope for some run good. So far, so good. He currently has 12,000 chips.