The third and final starting flight of the CPPT II Westside Poker Championship $100K Guarnatee is in the books here at the Hollywood Park Casino. Just 15 of today’s 149 entires advanced onto Day 2, ...
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|Jul 09, '07||2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 55 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em||1||+|
Players on Dinner Break
Jul 09, '07Official Numbers
The tournament details have just been announced. 6,358 players entered this year's main event, creating a $59,784,954 prize pool. This tournament will pay 621 places, with 621st place taking home $20,320 and 1st place place pocketing $8,250,000. The full prize pool will be updated shortly.
Jon "PearlJammer" Turner Doubles Up
On a board of A 9 6 2, Jon Turner gets his last $13,875 in the pot against the player in seat No. 5. Turner shows 6 6 and his opponent shows A 5 and is drawing dead. The meaningless river is the 7 and Turner doubles up to $40,500.
Karen Thomas is Back
Karen Thomas, known this series for coming from behind and showing her behind, tripled up during the last level. All in against pocket Kings and pocket Queens, Thomas hit trip Aces with A-5, more than tripling her up. The small blind in the hand would've hit nines full, but he folded to all the preflop action. Thomas neglected to flash anybody after winning the pot, but she did show off her trademarked mini-celebration as she gathered the pot. Thomas has spent most of the series entertaining the crowd with her all-in celebrations, much to the enjoyment of her tablemates and tournament directors.
Phil Hellmuth was eliminated during the last level. It is still unknown whether he will drive home or not. Either way, we're sure he could use the recovery time.
Pizzolatto is Outto
Nath Pizzolatto pushed all in on a flop of K 10 5 with 10 8. His opponent made the call with A K and Pizzolatto needed some help to stay in the tournament. The board finished out with Q Q eliminating Pizzolatto early on in the hour.
Dario Minieri Tilting Chips Away
Despite once being over the $105,000 chip mark, Dario Minieri has been rapidly losing most of his stack. After getting an opponent all in with Aces vs. Kings, his opponent spiked a King to double through and rattle Minieri. Minieri proceeded to raise 6 of the next 11 hands and lose most of them, bleeding off most of his still healthy stack. We would also like to point out Minieri's Harry Potter scarf.
Lucko, Not Sucko
Kevin "Lucko21" O'Brien (+1) has been slowly amassing a big stack in the far corner of the Amazon room. He is sitting with online pro Johnathan Westra, but has still managed to crack the $80,000 chip mark.
Negreanu's Baby Flush
The player in seat 3 raised to $1,200 and Daniel Negreanu defended from the big blind. The flop came A Q 4, Negreanu checked, Seat 3 bet $1,800, Negreanu raised to $6,800, and Seat 3 folded. Negreanu flashed his two baby clubs as he mucked, and jokingly asked, "Flush good there?" Pokerstars player Negreanu enters the dinner break with about $27,000 in chips.
This Space For Rent
The new policy on logos has allowed for many players to deck themselves out like racecar drivers; Phil Hellmuth was the most notable of today, taking that idea literally. Brett Jungblut has a creative joke in line with these philosophies. Jungblut has a shirt that reads, This Space For Rent. It might be funnier if he included his contact information on the back of the shirt for potential ad suitors.
The players are currently on dinner break until 8:30
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