Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Cards Back in the Air

• Level 7: 200-400, 50 ante

The dinner break has ended and cards are back in the air.


The Dinner Bell Ringeth

• Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

The field has completed six levels of play and has been sent on their 90 minute dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at 8:15 p.m. PST.

Hellmuth Flops The Nuts

On a flop of {10-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} Hellmuth checked from the small blind, the player in the big blind checked, and a player in late position bet out 1,100. Hellmuth in the small blind raised to 2,400, the big blind re-raised to 5,500 and the late position player went all in. Hellmuth called and the big blind folded.

Hellmuth flipped over {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for the flopped nuts and the player in the small blind showed {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} for a set of jacks.

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Hellmuth moved up to 32,000

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Phil Hellmuth
us 32,000 24,000

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Almost One Thousand Down

• Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

The field has shrunk at a rapid pace today. At the start of play the field took up the entire Pavilion Room with 20 tables in the Amazon Room. Tournament officials have completely broken all tables in the Amazon Room, the Green section of the Pavilion Room, almost all the tables in the Yellow section and more than half the tables in the White section.

Rousso Out

Preflop, Vanessa Rousso raised it up to 700 and a player from the button re-raised it up to 1,675 and she called.

The flop came down {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, Rousso checked, the late position player bet 1,110 and she called. The turn was the {K-Spades} and again the late position player bet out 2,600 and she called.

The river was the {8-Spades} and she checked for a third time. The late position player went all in and she called.

He tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} for the rivered nut flush and Rousso mucked and hit the rail.

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Lindgren Eliminated

[user198140] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

Erick Lindgren's aces were cracked by Dee Tiller. Tiller held {3-}{4-} and caught a {2-} to give him the straight and send Lindgren to the rail.

Tiller sits with around 39,000 chips in front of him.

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Big Stacks Battle

[user198140] • Level 6: 150-300, 25 ante

A player from middle position raised to 1,200 and Alexander Fitzgerald reraised from the small blind to 3,300. Dee Tiller called and the original raiser folded.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The {q-Hearts} fell on the turn. Fitzgerald checked and Tiller bet 10,000. Fitzgerald folded his cards into the muck.

Fitzgerald still sits with around 92,000 in front of him.

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Jean-Robert Running It Up

Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande

We always see (and hear) Jean-Robert Bellande at the poker table, but he hasn't had a ton of success so far at this year's WSOP. Now however, he is near the top of our counts here early on Day 1.

After a few recent hands he is up over 60,000 and no doubt one of our chip leaders. We will be sure to keep you posted on how he does the rest of the day.

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Jean-Robert Bellande
us 63,000 4,000

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