The players are now on their 90-minute dinner break, and the cards will be back in the air at 9:05 P.M. CET.
Until then, chow!
From middle position, Michael Pedley raised to 800. In the next seat in the hijack, Elliot Smith reraised to 2,500. Action folded back to Pedley and he made the call.
The flop came down and Pedley check-called 3,000 from Smith. The turn was the and both players checked. The river paired the board with the . Both players checked again.
Pedley turned over the for jacks and sevens. Smith couldn't produce better and mucked his hand.
Just to make you jealous, we thought we'd give you a peek of the scenery we're staring at outside right now.
Unfortunately, we're pretty well cooped up in here:
Still, there are plenty worse places to be trapped inside of.
Action folded to Yann Migeon on the button and he raised to 850. Tony G reraised from the small blind to 2,400 and Migeon called.
The flop came down and Tony G bet 2,500. Migeon made the call.
The turn was the and both players checked to see the land on the river. Tony G bet 5,000 and Migeon called.
"You have a king?" asked Tony G. Migeon shook his head and then Tony G tabled the .
After that, Migeon showed the for a Broadway straight.
Hiroaki Harada raised from middle position to 800 and Matt Giannetti called from the big blind to see the flop come down . Giannetti check-called 1,300 from Harada and the dealer placed the out on the turn. Giannetti bet out and wagered 2,100. Harada made the call.
The river was the and Giannetti bet 3,200. Harada tanked and then made the call. Giannetti tabled the and Harada mucked.
"That's why he's at the [WSOP] final table," said Tommy Vedes after the hand.
Well, things aren't getting any easier at Table 15. Patrik Antonius has just joined up in the three seat, sitting across the table from the murderers' row we mentioned earlier. Here's the lineup of familiar faces over there now:
Not content to just take each others' chips, a few of them have pulled out the Euros for a little side action. Robert Mizrachi, Sorel Mizzi, and Bryan Devonshire have started up a game of "Lodden Thinks" -- or in this case, "Patrik Thinks". The first question was how much Antonius thinks Jani Sointula would need to shave his head. That's Sointula in the picture there, and you can't really tell, but that blonde hair goes a loooong way down his back.
Bryan Devonshire opened the betting at a €50,000, and Mizrachi made it 51. "Fifty-five," said Mizzi, and Devo quickly announced, "Sixty." The number continued to escalate as it was passed around the table, and it was Devonshire who broke through the triple-digit barrier. "All right, one hundred," he said reluctantly. Mizrachi, even more reluctantly, made it €101,000. Mizzi raised it one more time, and Devonshire and Mizrachi both liked the under on €102,000.
Antonius' answer?: €120,000.
"Oh, ship the money!" Mizzi yelled, winning round one. For his efforts, he gets to pick the next question: "How many people have touched this exact €50 bill?"
All of the money went in on a flop of and Govert Metaal had his opponent, Nikolay Volper covered, and he was also ahead.
Turn: & River:
Metaal was reduced to 9,000.
Tony G is always having a good time at the poker table and he's having an even better time now because he just doubled up. This is, of course, after sitting down and making a straight flush on the first hand.
On this hand, the board was and Tony G's opponent bet 11,000. Tony G raised all in for 32,225 and his opponent called. Tony G tabled the for a set of sevens and his opponent held the for top pair and the nut flush draw.
The river landed with the and kept Tony G in front. He's now up over 80,000 in chips.
"What have you played, one orbit at this table, Tony?" asked Barry Greenstein.