LAPT San Jose: Level 17 updates
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LAST UPDATED: 9:55pm
For the first time in what seems like almost two full levels, a hand went to showdown. Andrew Chen raised to 15,000 from early position and was called by Ryan Fee. The flop was all babies, 2c-4s-3s. Chen checked it to Fee, who bet 17,000. Chen called to a turn of 2d that both players checked. When the river fell Qc, Chen checked again to Fee, who bet 50,000. That bet seemed to torture Chen, as several times he reached for chips and then thought better of it, and several times he looked like he might muck his cards and thought better of it. After about a minute and a half of this, he reluctantly called. Fee showed Jd-Js, which was a winner.
That showdown took a chunk out of Chen's stack, but he remains in the hunt.
9:33pm--Nothing outlasts the Energizer
Okay, the action hasn't slowed down to the point that we can make Energizer battery comparisons with a straight face, but we've definitely hit a lull. Nobody is having any luck taking control of the table, and fatigue has set in after two long days of poker. Jeffrey Petronack is hunkered down in his seat; Andrewn Chen hasn't said a word in over an hour; and Joel Micka has stopped trying to suppress his yawns. Even Ryan Fee, who has been by far the most vocal and animated of the nine remaining players, seems to have toned it down a bit. Having a few preflop steal-raises snapped off can't have improved his mood.
As you can see from the Chip Counts page, no player is dangerously short. All seemed to have tightened to the point that it's going to take dueling big hands to draw the curtain on Day 2. That might happen two minutes from now or two hours from now. We'll just have to wait and see.
One player who seems unaffected by fatigue is Maria Stern. PokerStars.tv chatted with her husband Max about Maria while she continued to play on in the tournament:
9:22pm--What they are playing for
In case you haven't looked yet, we have all the prizes and winners for this event listed on the LAPT Prizes page. Have a look while the paint dries.
9:07pm--A look at the final table
Photographer Joe Giron has been working hard here today. Here's what the final table looks like right now.
9:05pm--Official chip counts
We have updated the LAPT Chip Counts page with official counts from the last break
Players are back from break.
Players on are break before coming back to the 3,000/6,000/500 level