Flight 1: Crawford Hanging On

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) WPT Championship

Level 13:  Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

On the turn with a board of K K J A, seat 9 was all-in for 3k.  Terri Anne Crawford knew she was beat, but there was too much in the pot to fold for 3k.  She called, showing pocket Queens.  Her opponent held AT for a pair of Aces.

Terri needed a Queen on the river to bust her opponent, but it was a brick.  After shipping the double, she was left very short.

She was then all-in for 2,800 and got looked up by Tommy Helms.  His pocket 3s were ahead of her T9 offsuit.  She flopped a Ten to make a bigger pair and double up, but is still short-stacked.

Terri finished 11th in the opening event of this series, earning $2,527.

Flight 2: Lane Flops a Set to Send One Home

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship

Level 3: 75/150/25

On a flop of Jd6c4h, Brenda Lane checks and her opponent bets 1,000. Lane check-raises to 2,500 and her opponent makes it 6,000. Lane moves all in and is called.

“I got a set,” said Lane as she tables 4s4d.

“You’re lucky I’m in the mood to give away money,” said her opponent. “But it’s coming.”

Her opponent tables QdQs and needs to find a queen to take the lead. The turn is the Jc and the river is the Kd, giving Lane the full house and the pot. Her opponent is eliminated and Lane chips up to 37,000.

Flight 2: Blewitt Early Chip Leader

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship

Level 3: 75/150/25


Kevin Blewitt (pictured) is the early chip leader in the second flight of the $1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship event. He has more than tripled his original starting stack in the first two hours of play.

Blewitt is sitting with 63,350 in tournament chips.

Flight 1: Last Break

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) WPT Championship

End of Level 12:  Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

Next Level 13:  Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

Players are on break at the end of level 12.  This will be their last break of the night.

They will return and play through the end of level 14 unless they get down to 12 players (14% of the starting field) in which case play will stop early.

17 players remain.  Average stack is 100k.

Flight 2: Roy Picks Up Rockets to Double

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship

Level 3: 75/150/25


Terry Roy (pictured) got his last 13,000 chips into the middle preflop and in great shape to double up. Roy shows AsAh and is up against his opponent’s QdQc.

The flop left Roy’s opponent almost drawing dead as the dealer peeled off a flop of Ad8s4s. The turn was the 7c and that sealed the hand for Roy. The river was the meaningless 4c and Roy doubles up to 26,000.

Fight 1: 18 Remain

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) WPT Championship

Level 12:  Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

Only 18 players remain in Flight 1 for an average stack of 94k.  When table 43 broke, Natasha Barbour got moved to table 41, currently occupied by her new husband, Mike Raimon.

Martin WelchMartin Welch (above) is still the chip leader — he’s up to ~250k.  Tommy Helms is second with about 195k.

Greg JenningsGreg Jennings, (above) a part-time pro from Overland Park, KS, is third in chips with about 170k.

Flight 2: Cunix Jams River

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship

Level 2: 75/150

Shawn Cunix bets 1,000 on a flop of KdJd2d and is check-called by the player in the big blind.

The turn is the 8h and the big blind checks again. Cunix bets 4,200 and gets called again. The river is the 3s and the big blind checks for a third time. Cunix wastes little time moving all in for his last 9,300 and his opponent quickly folds.

Cunix takes the pot and is sitting with 17,300 in chips. This is his second bullet in the event after busting out of the first flight earlier in the day.

Flight 1: Rollercoaster For Mike Raimon

$1,650 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) WPT Championship

Level 12:  Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

During the previous level, Justin Zaki shoved with AT off and ran into Mike Raimon’s pocket Queens.  The board ran out J J 7 Q 5 and Mike doubled up to about 34k while Justin dropped to ~32k.

Daniel TirrellOn the next hand, Daniel Tirrell (Tampa, FL) shoved for 19,900 and Mike moved in over the top from the button.  Everyone else got out of the pot.

Daniel (pictured above) held A4 offsuit and Mike was way ahead with pocket Kings.  Then the board fell A Q T 6 7 and Daniel doubled up to ~45k.  Mike dropped back to only 13k.

Only 23 players remain of the 85 that entered this flight.  Average stack is 74k.