WSOP Main Event: Sijpkens eliminated, Cada's record safe
PokerStars Dutch qualifier Michiel Sijpken is a private kinda guy, shy of interviews and protective about things that might get him in any sort of trouble. But, we know his birthday and that was all we needed to make a public spectacle of him.
As we told you a few days ago, if Sijpkens had managed to win the WSOP this year, he would've broken Joe Cada's record as youngest Main Event winner.
That's not going to happen now. Although he'd just managed to double up with 4♣4♦ versus A♣Q♥ (he flopped a set), he quickly had his jacks snapped off by John Racener's king-queen, all-in pre-flop. Racener flopped a queen and that was all she wrote for the kid from Holland.
OVERHEARD IN THE HALLWAY CONVERSATION OF THE HOUR
Guy 1: "Tomorrow we're going to jump from 11,000 feet."
Guy 2: "I'm not doing anything tomorrow. I'm broke."
DRINK OF THE HOUR
The blue one brought into the Amazon Room by one spectator, in a glass the size of a lobster tank.
IN CONTEXT QUOTE OF THE HOUR
"At this stage I always think about one player out per hour." - Realistic member of the media.
SELECTED CHIP COUNTS OF THE HOUR
Jonathan Duhamel, PokerStars Player, 22,400,000
Matt Affleck, PokerStars Sponsored Player, 16,500,000
Jason Senti, PokerStars Sponsored Player, 14,500,000
Duy Le, PokerStars Sponsored Player, 11,100,000
Brandon Steven, PokerStars Sponsored Player, 7,465,000
David Baker, PokerStars Sponsored Player, 4,600,000
REDRAW OF THE HOUR
With 18 players remaining after the elimination of our young Dutch hero Michiel Sijpkens, we are down to two tables. There's the main feature table, then the secondary feature table, while the third-ery featured table is no more.
Here are the new line ups:
Seat 1: Soi Nguyen
Seat 2: Michael Mizrachi
Seat 3: Hasan Habib
Seat 4: Scott Clements
Seat 5: John Racener
Seat 6: Matthew Jarvis
Seat 7: Jason Senti
Seat 8: Brandon Steven
Seat 9: Benjamin Statz
Secondary feature table:
Seat 1: Adam Levy
Seat 2: Jonathan Duhamel
Seat 3: Matt Affleck
Seat 4: John Dolan
Seat 5: Duy Le
Seat 6: Pascal LeFrancois
Seat 7: David Baker
Seat 8: Joseph Cheong
Seat 9: Fillipo Candio
INVITATION TO WHOOP OF THE HOUR
Jack Effel on the mic: "We're playing down to the November Nine. It's gonna happen tonight!"
SECURITY GUARD TONY'S NIGHTMARE OF THE HOUR
A double stroller, containing two children, being pushed into the Amazon Room by a deaf father. "Wait! Wait! Stop!" No response. "You can't go in there!" No response. Etc, etc.