John Juanda opened from the small blind, before he was met with a raise to 7,200, from the player on the big blind. Juanda then opted to bump it up to 23,500, before his opponent announced all in, covering Juanda, who called.
The board ran out to see Juanda eliminated from the tournament, after his opponent flopped a full house.
We arrived at the table, just as Jennifer Tilly opened to 2,600 from under the gun. She was called by the player in the cut-off, as well as Todd Terry and Craig Casino, as the four saw the flop come . Each of them checked their options, before the fell on the turn. Terry then led out for 5,200, which saw Casino muck, before Tilly bumped it up to 15,000 in chips. The other player in the hand folded also, as Terry called, before the completed the board.
“Queen-high,” sighed Terry, after both players opted to check on the river.
“I think you got me then,” replied Tilly, tabling her for queen-high, missing her flush.
Terry then showed , which was good enough to take down the pot.
Action folded around to Keith Lehr in the small blind who limped in. One of the current chip leaders, and World Series of Poker bracelet winner, Francois Safieddine was in big blind and he raised to 3,000. Lehr called.
The flop came down and Lehr checked to Safieddine who bet 5,000. Lehr called.
The turn was the and both players checked. Both players checked again on the river and Lehr mucked his hand saying that he couldn't win the pot.
Safieddine showed his as requested by the dealer to win the pot, and apparently, his was good enough to take it down for him.
David Pham recently told us how he lost most his chips to Andrew Lichtenberger on a board of . Both players committed all their chips on the turn, with Pham tabling for top set, against Lichtenberger’s for a flopped flush. There was no repeat on the river for Pham, who fell to just 20,000 in chips.