Off we go again.
Its the first break of the day. Back in fifteen minutes.
There was a raise to 325 from under the gun before Kyriakos Mitsopoylos three-bet from the button making it 952 to play. The small blind moved out of the way and McLean Karr peeked at his cards in the big blind. The American liked what he saw because he four-bet to 2,075. There were a few smirks around the table (suggesting the Karr raise was not a new phenomenon) before the initial raiser folded. Mitsopoylos made the call and the two of them saw a flop of . Karr check-called a 2,750 Mitsopoylos bet and we saw the on the turn. Once again the action went check-call and the bet size was 5,025. The last card on the river was the and when Karr checked his opponent moved all-in.
"How much is it? I am pretty sure I have to call," Said Karr.
The amount was 12.225 and Karr went deep into thought before eventually folding his hand.
"You have ace-king? You have one pair?" Asked Mitsopoylos.
"I mucked my hand didn't I?" Replied Karr.
Chris Moorman was facing an 850 bet on a after little post flop action but surprisingly raised to 2,850 - he got a quick call from his opponent but the latter mucked when Moorman turned over for the rivered full house.
David Vamplew is up to the heady heights of 55,000 after he five-bet then called with against the inevitable of Artem Metalidi. A board later and it was all over - that's another of our former champions having a good start.
Not the best of starts for the former EPT San Remo champion, he's just paid off a bet on the river of a board against Joe Elpayaa, the American player flipping for a full house to scoop a pot worth a couple of thousand chips.
Chris Moorman is one of the fifteen or so late arrivals so far to this Day 1A as the starting number jumps from 121 to 136 currently with just over an hour left to register.
Casey Kastle check-called three streets on a before check-raising the river against Roman Makhlin but the Russian moved all in and Kastle eventually made the call. Makhlin turned over for the nut full house and Kastle mucked, presumably the case jack.