Ben Lamb raised to 250 from middle position and was called by three players including both blinds. The flop came and both blinds checked to Lamb who bet 700, the other middle position player folded, the small blind called, and the big blind folded. After the turn brought the the small blind check-called a bet of 1,500 from Lamb. The river was the and the small blind took the reins by betting out 3,500. Lamb called and the small blind said "Just an ace" as he revealed his . Lamb jokingly said, "You can't beat me" and flipped over his and they split the pot.
Lamb was just over the starting stack after the hand with 30,100.
A player in the hi-jack opened for 300 and was re-raised to 800 by Roland de Wolfe on the button. The player in the big blind chucked in 300 - apparently having meant to call the initial raise of 300. The dealer told her that she had to keep the 300 in the pot regardless if she chose to call and she decided to call. The hi-jack came along as well.
The flop came and both players checked to De Wolfe, who fired an 1,100 bet into the middle. The big blind then threw in a raise to 2,000 and the dealer told her she had to make it 2,200, which she did. The hi-jack over-called and action was back on De Wolfe, who shook his head with a bewildered look on his face and mucked.
The pot was checked down and won by the player in the big blind, who held against her opponent's for a missed flush draw. Upon seeing this, De Wolfe stuck his tongue out in disgust.
None other than Patrik Antonius just sat down here at tan 273 to the direct left of Erick Lindgren. This is only Antonius' third event of the whole series, so I'm sure the ladies (and Norman Chad) are happy to see him back in action.
It seems that the random table draw has assigned yet another very stacked table in the orange section. Sitting at table #323 in the orange section are the likes of Mike Matusow, Jason Lester, Nicolas Levi, and now Andre Akkari. We'll keep you posted as the drama unfolds at this stacked table.
We caught up on the flop where Jean-Robert Bellande bet 1,200 from the big blind and received a call from the hijack. On the turn, Bellande bet again, this time 3,100 but his opponent folded. The pot brought Bellande slightly over the starting stack in the early going.
After a flop of , both blinds checked to Rep Porter who bet around 450. The small blind called and then the big blind raised to 1,500. Both Porter and the small blind called and all three player saw the come on the turn. The blinds both checked again and Porter bet 2,700. The small blind called while the big blind decided to get out of the way. The river brought the and both players checked.
Both players held a missed flush draw and a pair but Porter's pair was best and he scooped up the pot bringing his stack to 37,000.
We haven't seen Team PokerStars Pro (Italy) Dario Minieri much at all this series, but he is here for the Main Event today on Day 1B and not doing so well at the start.
A player raised from early position to 250 and Dario in the big blind re-raised to 825. The player insta-called and the two saw the flop. Both players checked and they saw the turn. Dario checked again and the early position player bet out 800. After a bit of thinking Dario check-raised it up and made it 2,450. The early position player didn't think long before putting in a call.
The river came the and both players checked. The early position player showed for top pair and Dario mucked. He is left with only 13,000 here, not even halfway through the first level of the day.
Mike Mautsow limped under the gun and was followed by two more limps. The small blind completed and the big blind checked her option.
With five players to the flop, it fell and action checked all of the way around the table. The turned and the two players in the blinds checked. Matusow bet out 200 and received three calls, the only person option to fold being the big blind.
The river brought and action checked around the table once more.
"Jacks," Matusow announced, tabling . The player in the small blind flipped up for a rivered two pair and was able to scoop the pot.