We just made a quick excursion over to the Blue section where those three tables are set up all by themselves, giving ESPN lots of room for shooting hands. We're calling it the "Blue" section as that was what that corner of the Amazon room was formerly called, although now the signs referring to it as such have been removed. In essence there are five feature tables — the main one in the "mothership," the secondary feature, and the three in Blue.
At the first table, Vanessa Selbst was involved in yet another tense hand that ended with her scooping a small pot to add further to her stack. Alex Jacob is sitting at that table as well with a slightly above average stack.
The middle table finds Shaun Deeb continuing to sport a top five stack with more than 540,000. Erick Lindgren and Katie Dozier are both there, too, with less than average chips.
Finally start-of-day chip leader Gaelle Baumann has been battling at the far table all afternoon. During our tour, Baumann had been checked to following the river with the board showing . She pushed out a bet of 36,000 into a pot roughly three times that size, and after a good bit of thought her opponent called, turning over . His small pair was good as she mucked her hand.
Baumann still has over 450,000, however, despite that hit.