Aaron Paul bet 2,600 from the small blind with the board reading and an opponent in the big blind made it 8,000 to go. Paul called, and both players checked the . Paul turned over and dragged the pot when his opponent mucked.
We walked over to one of the outer tables and saw Maria Ho fire out a bet of 7,500 from the big blind. Her opponent was Luc Greenwood in middle position.
The board was , with about 8,000 in the pot already. Greenwood appeared to be still for a moment and then began to cut out chips. It remained clear he was not going to raise and his two decided options were likely to call or fold.
After several moments, Greenwood put the chips back into his stack. He looked back at his cards several times. He looked over at Ho who was still and staring at the board, waiting for Greenwood to make a decision. Greenwood began shifting in his seat and putting his head in his hands, clearly looking like he was in agony over the decision.
Eventually, Greenwood grabbed a single green chip, worth T25, and almost tossed it in the middle to call. He put the chip back in his stack and looked like he was going to fold. He pulled the cards back, but then eventually released his hand.
Ho didn't show her hand, but it was clear Greenwood wasn't sure if he was behind or not.
We missed the elimination of Asher Conniff at the end of last level, but we recently learned some details we thought are worth sharing.
After a player in early position raised to 1,100 and another player called, Bernard Lee three-bet to 4,025 from the hijack. Asher Conniff then four-bet all in for 24,000 from the button, the blinds folded, and the other two players in the hand got out of the way before Lee called.
It was a flip, but not after the flop came down to give Lee a set. The turn left Conniff drawing dead, and he headed for the exit after the was run out on the river.
After a player in middle position limped and Martin Klaar three-bet to 1,500, Allan Barnes four-bet all in for 4,625 from the button. Both blinds folded, the limper got out of the way, and Klaar put in the additional 3,125 chips.
Barnes needed to connect to stay alive, but that proved easier said than done as the board ran out a dry . Klaar chipped up to 50,000 after the hand.