The under-the-gun player raised and both the player in the small blind and William Kakon called.
They checked through the on the flop.
The turn gave them the and both the small blind and Kakon checked. The under-the-gun player bet, the small blind raised, and Kakon and the other player called.
The on the river completed the board, the player in the small blind bet, Kakon called, and the final player folded. The other player showed for the rivered straight and Kakon mucked.
William Kakon is a limit hold'em bracelet winner already, having won one in 2015 in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em event. He will be looking to add another one by playing this one.
JC Tran seemed slightly guilty about picking up aces in the small blind shortly after Tim West joined the table.
Tran made it four bets from the small blind and West continued to the flop with another player. The flop was and Tran bet. Both opponents called. The turn was the and Tran checked. West opened the betting and Tran raised. West was the lone caller.
The river was the and Tran bet. West called and Tran showed two black aces: .
"Not the way to welcome you to the table," Tran said and the two fist-bumped and exchanged a few pleasantries.
In Tran's last foray in limit hold'em, he posted a fifth-place finish in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Former WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen went on to win his second bracelet in that event.
Tran has two WSOP bracelets. One in Pot-Limit Omaha and one in No-Limit Hold'em. His best Limit Hold'em finish is fifth, and he has done that two times in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Once this year and once in 2008. Tran also finished fifth in the WSOP Main Event in 2013.
The player in the under-the-gun position raised and both Jeff Shulman and Joao Vieira in the blinds called.
The flop came and both Shulman and Vieira called the bet of the under-the-gun player.
They all checked through the on the turn. The river completed the board with the and Shulman bet and Vieira and the other player folded.
The players have just gone for their first 15-minute break of the day.
Frank Kassela was heads up on a flop and his opponent checked to him. Kassela bet and got raised. He called.
The turn was the and Kassela was the one raising now, making it two bets before heading to the river.
The river was the and Kassela bet after his opponent checked. His opponent folded and Kassela won the hand.
James Obst raised from the under-the-gun position, Jeff Shulman, in the cutoff, three-bet. Both the player in the big blind and Obst called.
The flop came , the player in the big blind bet, Obst raised, Shulman folded, the big blind three-bet, and Obst called.
The turn brought them the and the player in the big blind bet-folded on the raise of Obst.