The latest WSOP observations as we near the second break of Day 1D.
To no one's surprise, Emmit Smith busted out right after the first break.
On my second sweep through the Amazon and Pavilion rooms I found Mathew 'mindcirkus' Sweet, Emil 'whitelime' Patel, and Jason 'mkind' Laso, all of whom are above average.
I witnessed a sick hand with David Benyamine. He calls a raise preflop from the big blind. Flop 5,7,5, check calls a 2k bet, turn 8, check calls a 3k bet, on 4 river, he check raises the 5k bet to 20k. The guy tanks and eventually mucks his K's face up. David flips over his A,K for a complete bluff. The table goes wild. The very next hand he value bets his A,K hand top pair, top kicker against the same steaming player who calls him down with a weaker Ace. David is rolling.
Kara Scott is continuing her roll and looks to be up over 80k now. Her table is clearly intimidated now by her run good.
At table #63 in the Pavilion room, the players were freezing cold due to the vents blowing cold air on them. They complained, as you could see the light above moving from all the air flow. Nothing was done, so they took matters in their own hands. One player walked up to the Palazzo suite,s to the concierge there, to arrange something. He returned with bright blue patterned 'snuggies' for everyone at the table. That drew a lot of attention as every player is surrounded by the big blue ridiculous coverings. At least they are warm now.
At Jason Alexander's table, it's like comedy hour as everyone tries to ham it up and impress Jason with their best lines. I haven't seen a more talkative table all day.