Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Let's Play Poker

Shamus • Tase 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Players are back in their seats and Level 7 has begun.

As mentioned earlier, the plan tonight will be to play five more one-hour levels or until just 15% of the original starting field for this first of the two Day 1s remains. We started with 1,740, which means once the field gets down to 261 we'll be at the 15% mark — a little over 200 eliminations away.

Incidentally, we know that as of right now more than 1,100 have already signed up for Thursday's Day 1b, a number that is sure to grow considerably between now and tomorrow afternoon.


Chow Time!

• Tase 6: 100-200, 25 ante

It's time to eat and players are being sent on a 90 minute dinner break. Cards will be in the air at 8:15 p.m. PST.

Seed Back At It


"Hi, Huck," said a dealer passing by Huck Seed's table. "Sorry to see you here... it means you're not in the Omaha."

Indeed, the 1996 WSOP Main Event champion busted earlier today from Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, shy of the cash in that one.

Here he's doing what he can to improve on that finish, just now raising to 400 after an early position player limped. The big blind and limper called, then all three checked down the {9-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{K-Spades} flop, {7-Diamonds} turn, and {A-Hearts} river. The limper showed {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, good enough to take the pot.

Seed has accumulated some chips here, however, as he tries again to win a fifth WSOP bracelet.

Huck Seed us 11,000

Märksõnad: Huck Seed

What is Alpha Brain?

Matthew • Tase 9: 300-600, 75 ante

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The result experienced by many of our satisfied customers is an extraordinary combination of lucid dreams, mental drive, focus, memory, and mental acuity. The perfect combination for succeeding at the poker table.

Get Onnit now!

Märksõnad: Onnit

No Diamonds, Seeking Gold

Ken Aldridge
Ken Aldridge

The river card had been dealt and the board read {6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Four players, including Ken Aldridge, sporting his familiar yellow jacket and yellow cap, were still vying for the pot.

It checked to Aldridge, owner of one gold WSOP bracelet ($1,500 short-handed no-limit hold'em, 2009) who started to grab some chips, then with a mischievous grin checked instead, and the lone remaining player checked as well.

The big blind tabled {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, good enough as his opponents all mucked, then together chuckled about the relative lack of diamonds among them.

Ken Aldridge us 7,400

Märksõnad: Ken Aldridge

Seidel Eliminated

Erik Seidel suddenly has no plans for the Fourth of July.
Erik Seidel suddenly has no plans for the Fourth of July.

Erik Seidel just walked past our table and out the door. He had his belongings in hand and didn't appear to be too happy.

Erik Seidel us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Erik Seidel

Red Gone, Bronze Breaking

• Tase 6: 100-200, 25 ante

The Red Section has been completely broken and Bronze has had one row of tables break. We expect that the Bronze section will last another level and a half before becoming empty.