We picked up the action at the flop as a player in mid-position bet out 2,700 on . Antonio Esfandiari raised it up to 7,600 from the cutoff and his opponent made the call. Both players checked the on the turn after which the dealer put down the as the final community card. The player in mid-position checked to Esfandiari who announced all-in. Now the long wait began as Esfandiari's opponent had to decide if he wanted to risk his last 15,000 in chips to find out if the Big One for One Drop winner was bluffing or not. After several minutes past the curiosity won and the player announced to the dealer that he called. That was Esfandiari's signal to show his for trips. Esfandiari raked in the chips as his opponent wished the players at the table good luck and mucked.
Matt Glantz opened to 700 from under the gun, both players in the blinds called, and the flop fell . The player in the small blind led out for 700, the big blind folded, and Glantz called. The turn was the , the player in the small blind led out again - this time for 1,600 - and Glantz put in a raise to 4,600. The player tanked for a bit, then called.
The completed the board, the player checked for the first time, and Glantz tossed out 5,100. The player called, then mucked when Glantz showed for a turned straight.
In front of Gavin Smith was about 6,000 in chips; enough to set his left neighbor allin. On the table we had a flop and after a little while the button made the call. Smith showed his and was in front against the from the button. The on the turn and on the river were no help for the button and Smith grabbed new chips.
These four players we'll not see in action anymore this tournament. Duhamel ran his into someone's aces and O'Dwyer lost a coin flip for his last ten big blinds. What happened to Schwartz and Lichtenberger we do not know at the moment, but Michael Phelps must have had something to do with it since he has a bunch of chips in front of him.
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Andy Frankenberger is nowhere to be found anymore. Former table mate Ankush Mandavia tells us that Frankenberger called it off with on | | with three spades. The flush for Frankenberger was not enough to secure him the double-up, his opponent had a full house with and that took care of business. We'll probably see Frankenberger giving it another try tomorrow in the $1,500.