WSOP Event #2: Raymer multi-tables during boxing bout

wsop2009_thn.gifThe $40,000 event is turning into a heavyweight boxing match with all four fighters slugging it out in the ring until the last man is left standing. First Daniel Stern found himself on the ropes, then PokerStars player Isaac Haxton, but no-one has suffered that knockout blow... yet

While three came back after a dinner break to re-fuel, Team PokerStars Pro Greg Raymer decided to play on... on the neighbouring Champions Invitational event, where he stayed for an orbit or two to keep his chip stack alive.

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Greg Raymer

The Fossilman, who says he will sign and hand over his card-protector fossil to whoever knocks him out of the $40K (if anyone), currently holds the chip lead with 8,385,000, thanks in no small part to flopping a wheel against Daniel Stern. Raymer held 2♦5♦ and was loving the A♠4♣3♠ flop, more so when Stern called off his flop and river bets.

PokerStars player Haxton is the one currently with a bloody nose, bottom of the four players with 3,245,000. He lost a chunk when he raised Stern's limp and Lunkin's call to one million and had to fold to Vitaly Lunkin's all-in reply.

In fact, the only player of the four not to have got into any dramas so far today is Lunkin, a WSOP bracelet winner who also polished off the PokerStars RPT Moscow tournament a few weeks ago.

At the start of level 28 they're facing blinds of 80,000-160,000 (20,000), meaning it shouldn't be too long before someone receives a whopping right hook on the chin and is knocked out.

Chip stacks:
Greg Raymer, Team PokerStars Pro, 8,385,000
Vitaly Lunkin, 7,410,000
Daniel Stern, 4,975,000
Isaac Haxton, PokerStars player, 3,245,000