Sadly, there will be no more notes from Jeff "The Messenger" Blenkarn after he just recalled his elimination from the 2011 WSOP Main Event with us at media row, which happened over the space of two hands.
Earlier, Freddy Deeb raised all-in for 103,000 from under the gun with before Blenkarn shoved over the top with before the others got out of the way. Despite staying ahead on the flop and the turn, Blenkarn lost the flip for Deeb's tournament life when the spiked on the river.
Down to 100,000, Blenkarn shipped it in the very next hand with off-suit, but another opponent woke up with . The board ran out king-high and with that, "The Messenger" has ridden off into the sunset.
... the remaining 477 players are now able to make it rain just that little bit more. That's right, we've hit another payjump! Though the remaining players are now able to take home a minimum of $27,103, the sum of $23,876 is nothing to be sneezed at. Here's just a small cross-section of those players to have taken home the aforementioned amount:
We heard that just before, David Diaz five-bet shoved against an opponent who folded. Diaz then showed for a pretty sick play.
When we just checked up on him though, we saw Diaz raise to 16,000 in middle position and the next player to act made the call. Diaz then led out for 14,000 on the flop and his opponent called. Both players checked the turn and river and Diaz turned over for an ace kicker. His opponent flipped for nines up which was good to win the pot. Guess Diaz can’t pull off sick moves to win every hand.
Sebastian Ruthenberg raised to 16,000 from the button and was called by the big blind. The flop fell .
"Don't pretend like you have any of that," Ruthenberg's opponent said with a laugh. He checked to Ruthenberg who bet out anyway, firing 17,000. His opponent called and the turn brought the . Both players checked and the river came . His opponent bet out 27,000. Ruthenberg made the call and his opponent turned up for a rivered pair of tens.
Ruthenberg laughed as he tabled for a pair of tens as well. The two laughed as the dealer began to chop the pot.
"At least I had a draw!" his opponent said.
"I had a pair draw!" quipped back Ruthenberg. Ruthenberg is now sitting at 1,060,000 in chips.