Daniel Negreanu opened for 300 under the gun and Mike Leah called from middle position. The player in the big blind came along, and three players saw a flop of . The big blind checked, Negreanu continued for 500, and only Leah called.
Negreanu then check-called a bet of 1,250 on the turn before both players checked the river. Leah flashed the for two pair, but it was no good as Negreanu had flopped Broadway with the .
We missed the hand, but Sean Giesbrecht was kind enough to inform us that he had eliminated Brendon Rubie.
According to him, Giesbrecht squeezed over four players preflop and only Rubie called. Giesbrecht, who held , flopped a pair of fives and moved all in after Rubie checked. Rubie called off for 1,700 or so with , and was primed to double... that is until a king spiked on the river.
With around 2,000 in the pot and a board reading , Dennis Huntly bet 1,600 and received a call from Mohsin Charania. The river was a dangerous card, and both players promptly checked. Huntly rolled over the for aces and nines, which was good as Charania sent his cards to the muck unseen.
Despite that pot, both players are off to a good start here in Event #2 and well above the starting stack.
Back at the 2010 World Series of Poker, Simon Watt defeated Tom "durrrr" Dwan in heads-up play to win Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. The victory gave Watt $614,248 in prize money, but more importantly to many in the poker world it kept the gold bracelet out of Dwan's hands. That's because Dwan had a famous bracelet bet, and by not winning it purportedly saved many notable players millions of dollars.
Watt, who hails from New Zealand, was in today's field seeking his second gold bracelet, but his hopes of doing so here in Event #2 just came to an end. His final hand was told to us secondhand, but apparently Watt busted with aces.
it happened when Tam Truong raised, Watt three-bet, and a call was made, which brought about a flop. After Truong checked, Watt bet and then called a check-raise. When a appeared on the turn, Watt called off his last 1,000 or so and discovered his pocket rockets were ahead of Truong's open-ended straight. Unfortunately for Watt, a on the river completed the said straight and his day came to an end.
Action folded to Brendon Rubie in the cutoff and he opened for 225. Sean Giesbrecht responded with a three-bet to 575 from the small blind, the big folded, and Rubie called to make it heads-up action to the flop, which they both checked.
After the dealer burned and turned the , Giesbrecht fired out 750 and Rubie quickly folded. Not much of a hand, but it gave us a good excuse to update you on both their chip counts.