WSOP Main Event Day 1C: Pavilion to Pasta
Back from the dinner break with a level and a half still to play on day 1C. Before we sped off for bread and banter it seemed Charlotte Roche was in the ascendant over in the Pavilion Room, using the skills bewstowed upon her by her poker teacher and Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann.
But her fortunes changed just before the break when her set ran into a nut flush.
The Pavilion Room
With several limpers Roche completed her small blind for a flop of 7♦Q♥8♥. Roche bet 500 which was called by David Rohrbach under the gun and David Emmons in the cut off. On the 6♠ turn Roche bet another 1,000. Rohrbach called before Emmons raised to 4,350. Roche wanted to raise and raise she did, doubling the initial raise, which Rohrbach called. Emmons though was not done and raised again to 21,500.
Roche called the raise and Rohrbach moved all-in for 29,500. Both Emmons and Roche called for a 2♥ river. Roche check-called 7,000 from Emmons who turned over 9♦5♦ for a turned straight. Roche showed 8♠8♣ for a set but Rohrbach beat both with A♥9♥ for a rivered nut flush.
Roche down to 12,000 chips.
Talking of Team PokerStars Pros some new additions were unveiled to the world yesterday, as you can see for yourself in the following video:
ANGEL GUILLEN HAD RECOVERED HIS PHONE
For the well-connected Team Pros, tweeting their action can almost become part of the game. So, when Angel Guillen arrived today, he was at a bit of a loss. That is, he'd left his cell phone and tweeting device behind in his hotel room. He has rectified the situation over the dinner break and come back to report he is on 38,000. In his words, his table is neither "good nor bad." So, he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
MARCIN HORECKI HAS TURNED IT AROUND
After being down to 6,000 in the early stages of Day 1C, Horecki has rocketed back up the leaderboard and now can happily claim a stack of 45,000
MCEVOY DREAMING OF A DOUBLE
The latest word from Tom McEvoy before his repast: "Lost a few chips but we're on dinner break and then two more levels tonight...hoping to double before then!"
HOW DOWNTOWN WENT DOWN
Downtown Chad Brown's day was at no point today a good one. His last hand of the 2010 WSOP was kings versus aces, which by most accounts, is always bad.
DAVID WILLIAMS' DINNER TABLE
David Williams reports that he ate his diner at the poker table and then used his dinner break to go to a reflexology appointment with his girlfriend and mom. He's back in action and sitting on 147,000
WSOP: THE PERFECT WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Team PokerStars Pro Maria Mayrinck, who busted in Day 1B, is now free to spend some time in the kitchen. Good thing, too, as she and her boyfriend were wasting away. She says, "Crazy, since the WSOP began Bakes lost 30lbs, I lost 12lbs. I just made him eggs & never seen him happier. We just didn't have time to eat!"
TO COIN A TERM
We've just learned a new term from Lex Veldhuis. Wincryer: Someone who wins all the hands and still manages to whine about everything.
THIS IS GETTING BIG
Day 1C of the WSOP had 2,314 people register. Including tomorrow's registered players, it's already been determined that the 2010 WSOP will be bigger than 2009.
ELIMINATION OF THE HOUR
Joao Nunes, who we featured yesterday, has hit the rail, and told the tale himself. With about 10,000 in chips, he was facing an under-the-gun raise to 500. Nunes three-bet to 2,700 and then called his opponent's shove.
The board ran 2♣4♣7♠8♥9♥ and Nunes is out.
CHIP COUNTS OF THE HOUR
Veronica Dabul - 29,500
Alex Gomes - 32,000
Angel Guillen - 38,275
Tom McEvoy - 34,600
Daniel Negreanu - 36,500
Luca Pagano - 21,500
Pat Pezzin - 49,100
Lex Veldhuis - 20,100
David Williams - 160,000
Greg Debora - 21,300
JP Kelly - 19,600
Dennis Phillips - 27,400
Christophe De Meulder - 41,000
Joe Cada - 41,000
Pieter de Korver - 43,000
Gualter Salles - 27,200
Jim Legner - 28,500
Marcin Horecki - 49,000
THE STOP THE PRESSES MOMENT OF THE HOUR
Charlotte Roche is out.