Several players are enjoying a beer as the tournament moves into the last hour of a long day for the survivors. One player in Brasilia seems to have started enjoying himself a little earlier that most and is a little worse for wear. Every now and then he can be heard to shout, “You've gotta have heart.” as he wins another pot.
We witnessed a recent hand where he called a raise and four players called to see a king high flop and he bet out, pointing to each player as they folded in turn and the pot was pushed to him.
On the next hand he asked how much the big blind was and on hearing it was 400 he announced a bet of 1,400. The player to his left went all in for 12,000 and when it got back to him he called with and was against . The cards ran out and on seeing the river card he gave out another whoop of, “You’ve gotta have heart.”
As the busted player walked past he got his wallet out and tried to offer him $200 but was refused.
He would only tell PokerNews that his name was Bartlett (He’s wearing a Bartlett Construction T-Shirt) and with his chips stacked in a haphazard jumble we could only guess how much he has.
On a board, Randy Lew's opponent tapped the table. The online legend known as "nanonoko" checked it back and the finished off the board. Lew's opponent fired out a bet of 2,100 only to have Lew come over the top for 7,000. Lew's opponent let it go and Lew was pushed the pot.
It was folded to Jennifer Harman on the button and she opened to 900. Eric Buchman in the small blind made it 3,200 to go. The big blind folded and Harman made the call.
The flop came and Buchman led out for 3,700. Harman called.
The river was the and Buchman bet 6,000, which was about half of what Harman had left in her stack. She thought it through for a moment and let her hand go. Buchman moved up to 48,000 after the hand and the table commenced to break.