Friday, March 12, 2010
Matt Keikoan moved all in under the gun with [Ad][7c] and is called by Andy Seth in the big blind, holding [9h][9c]. Keikoan makes a pair of aces the river when the board falls [8c][6c][4s][Tc][Ac], but Seth's [9c] plays to make a flush an eliminate Keikoan in 5th place.
Mclean Karr 2,474,000
Dan O'Brien 2,228,000
Hasan Habib 884,000
Andy Seth 790,000
Matt Keikoan 288,000
Dave Forster was unlucky enough to pick up K♥K♣ against the A♠A♥ of Matt Keikoan, but got pretty lucky when the flop fell K♦8♥5♥. The board failed to materialize an ace when the turn and river fell 4♠J♠, and Forster doubled up to over 700,000.
Eugene Katchalov, our Day 1B chip leader, is interviewed by tournament director Matt Savage after the conclusion of the day
Preflop, Andy Seth raised and Phil Hellmuth reraised, and then Seth moved all in. Hellmuth made the call and showed [Qs][Qd], while Seth showed [Ac][Jc]. The flop was [Kd][6s][5s], but the [Th] on the turn gave Seth a gutshot straight draw as well as an overcard. The crowd went wild when the [Ah] hit the river, and Hellmuth was sent to the rail early in 6th place.
Seat 1 - Hassan Habib - Los Angeles, CA - 455,000
Seat 2 - Phil Hellmuth - Palo Alto, CA - 1,433,000
Seat 3 - Andy Seth - Las Vegas, NV - 2,164,000
Seat 4 - Matt Keikoan - Marin, CA - 371,000
Seat 5 - McLean Karr - Ft. Wayne, IN - 1,112,000
Seat 6 - Daniel O'Brien - Mt. Sinai, NY - 1,129,000
When they return, players will be playing 8k/16k blinds with a 2k ante, with 109:37 left on the clock.
Scotty Nguyen was all in preflop holding J♥8♥ against the K♥Q♦ of Andy Seth. Once the flop fell Q♣4♦2♠, Nguyen was all but eliminated. He was drawing dead after the turn fell the 5♦, and the river was a meaningless A♠. Nguyen will earn $58,600 for his finish, and Seth will collect the $5,000 bounty.