After a preflop raising war between the big stacks, the chip lead has changed. The action went like this:
Nick Schwarmann raised from the button to 20,000 and David Pham answered with a reraise to 50,000. Schwarmann 3-bet to 143,000 and Pham 4-bet to 310,000. It didn't stop there as Schwarmann 5-bet 467,000. Pham mentioned it was an all in or fold; he opted to fold. And with that, Schwarmann claimed the chip lead.
"All-in and a call," was the cry from the dealer, alerting us to the Table #447.
We turned around to discover Jared Jaffee all in with against the of John Juanda on a flop that read . The turn almost hit Juanda. but you get nothing for nearly hitting in this game. The completed the board and Jaffee's double up.
Mike DeGilio has been eliminated and we are down to six players in Event #38.
Justin Oliver opened on the button and in a flurry of activity DeGilio was all in and Oliver had called.
DeGilio would need some help from the board, but it failed to materialize as the five community cards fell . DeGilio had to endure more pain as the floor staff had to double check the chip stacks of both all-in players. Oliver did have DeGilio covered and he was officially busted from the tournament.
Play started a little quiet on table #447 with a preflop raise taking it down. The players have begun to seen a few flops and are using position to their advantage.
Nick Schwarmann raised to 20,000 from the button and Daniel Park reraised to 50,000 from the big blind. Schwarmann called and then check called Park's 40,000 bet on the flop. Park checked the turn and Schwarmann bet 84,000. Park raised to 200,000 and after some thought Schwarmann 3-bet all in for more. Park mucked and Schwarmann showed .
Here are the chip counts from the rest of the table:
The tournament has lost its first player of the day, that dubious honor going to Jonathan D'Souza.
A 20,000 raise from David Pham from under the gun was called by D'Souza, who was next to act. The dealer spread the flop. Pham checked, D'Souza quikcly moved all in and Pham beat him into the pot with a call.
"Oh! Really?" said D'Souza when he saw he was essentially drawing dead.
The turn gave D'Souza some outs to a chop, but the river was not one of them and sent D'Soua to the cahsier's desk to claim eighth place money.
Jonathan D'Souza opened the betting with a raise to 23,000 on the button and met some resistance from Mike DiGilio who three-bet to 50,000 from the big blind. D'Souza called and the flop came into view.
DiGilio checked, D'Souza bet 50,000 and DiGilio stared him down. Thirty second later, DiGilio check-raised to an unknown amount, unknown because no sooner had DiGilio pushed his chips forward, D'Souza's cards hit the muck.
Just two days ago, the tournament started with 566 players and not long from now the final eight players will take to the felt in hopes of claiming victory. The remaining field is headlined by the current chipleader, David Pham (911,000) and John Juanda (466,000). Joining Pham and Juanda today are Nick Schwarmann(789,000), Jared Jaffee (617,000), Daniel Park (480,000), Jonathan D’Souza (446,000), Justin Oliver (300,000) and Mike DeGilio (253,000).
The nature of four-handed play will guarantee an exciting day of poker with plenty of action. All eight players will be positioning themselves to make it to the final table of four but only one will be able to claim the first-place prize of $309,071 and take home a golden souvenir.
Action begins at 1:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room. Follow live updates and hand-for-hand coverage from the final table right here at PokerNews.
Here is the seat draw for the final two tables:
While you are waiting for the cards to get in the air, take some time to get caught up on yesterday's happenings from The World Series of Poker with Lynn Gilmartin and your June 23rd Update.