Alan Sass has been lying quietly below the radar today despite holding a monster stack. It's quite possibly because he's been at a table all day with the likes of Hellmuth, Hoyt Corkins, Vanessa Selbst, and John Juanda. Sass is an accomplished player though with numerous cashes and even a 2nd place finish in 2006 in a $5,000 Pot Limit Hold 'em event at the WSOP. Either way, Sass has been holding his own at the table and has amassed a large ammount of chips. We followed Sass for an orbit to see what it was like to be at the table of death.
Hand 1: Sass starts this orbit in the highjack. John Juanda raises to 7500 under the gun +1. Hoyt Corkins raises to 15,000 from under the gun + 2. Action folds around and John Juanda moves all in after tanking. Corkins calls. Juanda has . Hoyt has . The flop falls and Hoyt hits the rail. John Juanda moves to 180,000 in chips.
-500 chips for Sass
Hand 2: John Juanda raises to 7500 from under the gun. Sass folds and action folds around and John Juanda wins another pot.
-1000 chips for Sass
Hand 3: Action folds around to Sass who raises to 6,000. The cutoff reraises to 16,500. Sass asks how much the bet is, then folds.
-7500 for Sass.
Hand 4:Under the gun player raises to 6,500. Sass calls from under the gun +1. Vanessa Selbst 3bets from the cut off to 19,500. Under the gun player moves all in for around 100,000. Sass folds. Selbst snap calls. Vanessa has and the under the gun player has . The board runs out and Selbst scoops the pot. Pushing her over 400,000.
-14000 for Sass.
Hand 5:Action halts momentarily as the floor is called to color up Selbsts newly aquired chips. A new player moves in next to Sass. The player under the gun raises to 7,000. The new player in the big blind calls. The flop falls . Action goes check check. The turn is the . The big blind bets 18,000, and the under the gun player folds.
-14,500 for Sass.
Hand 6: Sass is in the big blind. Player under the gun + 1 raises to 7,000. Action folds to Sass who calls in the big blind. The flop falls . Action goes check, check. The turn falls the . Action goes check check. The river falls the . Sass checks and his oponnent best 10,500. Sass thinks momentarily before reraising to 32,500. His oponnent calls, and Sass shows for a rivered flush.
+37,500 for Sass.
Hand 7: The plater under the gun raises to 7,000. action folds to Sass in the small blind. Sass folds. The big blind also folds.
Hand 8: Under the gun, Selbst raises to 6,000. Action folds to Sass on the button who calls. Both blinds fold. The flop falls . Action goes check check. The turn is the . Selbst bets 9,500. Sass calls. The river is the . Selbst bets 14,500. Sass folds.
+21,000 for Sass.
Hand 9: Sass is in the cutoff. Player under the gun +1 raises and action folds around.
+20,500 for Sass for the orbit. Sass currently has 347,500 chips.