Danny "Maholla" Johnson and Bryan Veach haven't stopped shouting for the better part of the last two levels. Johnson is doing his best Hodor impersonation, yelling "Maholla" every other second, and Veach is blurting out whatever pops into his head, but he's also echoing Johnson in saying, "Maholla."
Two players, including poker writer Rachel Kranz, took offense to the noise and calamity, and repeatedly asked the floor to do something. Unfortunately, Johnson and Veach aren't breaking any rules, so there's nothing that the floor can do.
When one of the players was eliminated, Johnson and Veach told the gentleman to "hit the showers." An orbit or two later, Kranz was eliminated as well, and she was also told to "hit the showers."
Kranz is currently asking the floor to do anything that they can do to rectify the situation, but again, there's nothing that can be done because Johnson and Veach aren't breaking any rules.
After a long up-and-down day, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom has been eliminated here during the final half-hour of Day 1c.
In his final hand, Blom raised from early position, an opponent reraised behind, and Blom called. The flop came , Blom led for 5,000, his opponent raised to 20,000, Blom pushed all in for about 55,000 total, and his opponent called.
Blom showed and his opponent , and when the turn and river brought no help to Blom he hit the rail.
Ben Lamb has had a great later half of the night, seeing his stack rise to be one of the largest in the room. We recently caught the action from the flop, during a hand involving Lamb and Raul Paez. It was Paez first to act here and he checked. Lamb bet 3,200 and Paez made the call.
Before the turn was dealt, Paez checked in the dark and Lamb checked behind. The completed the board on the river and Paez check-called a bet of 14,000. When Lamb tabled , that was enough to scoop up the pot.
Shannon Shorr opened for 2,700 from early position and was called by one player in middle position and the player in the big blind.
The flop came and action was checked to the player in middle position, who bet 6,500. The player in the big folded, but Shorr made the call.
The fell on the turn and Shorr checked once more - prompting a 10,000 bet from his opponent. Shorr tossed in another call to see the river, which brought the .
Shorr checked a final time and his opponent fired a final time for 20,000. Shorr grimaced and slammed the handful of chips he had in his hand on top of his remaining chip stack - clearly distraught about his decision. After tanking for nearly four minutes, Shorr announced, "Call," and his opponent immediately threw his hand into the muck.
Shorr asked if he had to show and was told, "Yes," so he revealed his hand - and scooped the pot.
Shorr is up to 90,000 as a result of the tough call.
Justin Ouimette opened to 2,700 from middle position, a player on the button three-bet to 6,800 on the button, and Kurt Jewell moved all in for 42,800. Ouimette folded, and the player on the button called.
The flop gave the player on the button a ton of outs, but the turn and river bricked , respectively, doubling Jewell to nearly 90,000 chips.
We recently reported a hand that saw Viktor Blom lose a good chunk of chips. We caught up with him to find him lose a little bit more.
A player opened to 2,600 from early position and received two calls. Viktor Blom mulled over a decision for a bit before three-betting the action to 10,800. It folded back around to the original raiser and he made it 27,700 to go. Action folded back to Blom and he wasted no time moving his hand into the muck.
After losing this pot Blom was sitting on a stack of 95,000.
A mere few hands later we returned to Blom's table to find him in the middle of the action once again. Blom opened for 2,600 only to have the player in the hijack three-bet to 6,800. The player on the button thought about it for a bit before folding and action folded back around to Blom.
The online prodigy four-bet the actoin to 13,300 and his opponent snap-moved all in. Blom sighed and found that he was in the quintessential race situation.
The board fell and Blom's opponent was able to pair his hand and win the race.