Although Lee was behind on the flop, he turned a full house to have Iadisernia in bad shape where only a jack on the river could save him. Unlike during his last big hand, Iadisernia’s rail was silent this time as the hit the river. After it was counted out, Iadisernia paid Lee the 435,000 in chips that he owed him and took a huge hit down to 170,000. Shortly afterwards, his seat was empty and we believe that he busted.
Matt Salsberg started the action, opening to 22,000 from early position. David Meagher then three-bet shoved for 130,000 from middle position, and Eric Stocz iso-shoved for nearly 300,000 from the blinds. Salsberg called as fast as possible, and the hands were tabled.
"Please hold," Salsberg said with his hands on his head. "Please hold."
He held as the board ran , eliminating both Meagher and Stocz from the tournament.
We picked up this one on the turn, after it appeared Thomas "gnightmoon" Fuller (in the blinds), Max Heinzelmann (middle position), and Tom Grey (button) had checked around following a flop.
The turn brought the and a check from Fuller. Heinzelmann bet 33,000, then Grey raised to 100,000. Fuller then announced he was all in, and Heinzelmann tanked for some time before letting his hand go. Grey, who had Fuller covered, made the call.
Fuller showed for a set of deuces, but had run into a bad spot as Grey had for a better set. The river was the , and Fuller is out in 408th place.
Grey now has right at 1 million, while Heinzelmann has 1.52 million.
Tod Holley limped in from early position, a player in middle position raised to 24,000, and the action folded back to Holley who called. The flop fell , and Holley checked to his opponent who continued for 33,000. Holley called.
The turn was the , and Holley's opponent moved all in out of turn. The bet did not stand, unless Holley checked, and Holley asked for a count. The bet would be for 144,000. Holley went deep into the tank, chomping on his unlit cigar and rubbing his face. He eventually folded, and his opponent raked in the pot.
The ESPN camera crews hung around so that they could capture the cards on their small, handheld camera, and Holley was able to coax his opponent to open his hand for everyone. It was the , which made Holley feel great about his fold.
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