Fred Goldberg Eliminated in 20th Place ($12,124)
Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
David Tuthill raises under the gun to 18,000, and Fred Goldberg moves all in from the cutoff for about 115,000. Tuthill calls with AQ, and Goldberg turns over 88.
David Tuthill, Fred Goldberg, Season X, bestbet Jacksonville
The board comes Q42710, and Tuthill pairs his queen on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Fred Goldberg in 20th place.
David Tuthill - 310,000 (38 BBs)
Fred Goldberg - Out in 20th Place ($12,124)
10:19 PM, 04/30/12
Dan Buzgon Hits a Million
Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Dan Buzgon, Fred Goldberg, Season X, bestbet Jacksonville
Photo: The WPT cameras capture the rise of Daniel Buzgon (right) from a low of 99,000 after the dinner break to the 1,000,000 mark.
Fred Goldberg raises to 15,000 on the button and Dan Buzgon defends the big blind. The flop comes QJ2 and Buzgon checks. Goldberg bets 18,000 and Buzgon calls.
The turn is the 4 and both players check. The river brings the 9 and Buzogn checks a third time. Goldberg bets 59,000 and Buzgon announces he is all-in, having Goldberg's remaining 170,000 covered. Goldberg quickly folds and Buzgon takes the pot to move to second in chips.
Dan Buzgon - 1,000,000 (167 BBs)
Fred Goldberg - 170,000 (28 BBs)
09:50 PM, 04/30/12
Matt Giannetti Won't Call
Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
David Tuthill raises from early position, Fred Goldberg calls from middle position, Matt Giannetti calls in late position, and Tony Dunst calls on the button.
Fred Goldberg, Matt Giannetti, Season X, bestbet Jacksonville
The flop comes QQ2 and Tuthill checks. Goldberg bets 26,000 and Giannetti raises to 62,000. Dunst and Tuthill both fold and Goldberg calls.
Both players check the J on the turn and the river brings the Q. Goldberg reaches for chips, but before he can bet Giannetti tosses his pocket deuces face-up in the muck as his full house gets counterfeited.
Fred Goldberg - 430,000 (86 BBs)
Matt Giannetti - 410,000 (82 BBs)
07:13 PM, 04/30/12
POY Race, Plus "Three (Bald) Men and a Little Lady"
Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante
Featured Blog, Daniel Buzgon, Phil Collins, James Dempsey, Jessica Welman, Will Failla, Jonathan Little, Fred Goldberg, Ted Lawson, Allen Kessler, David Diaz, Michelle Lawson, Season X, bestbet Jacksonville
Several people have pointed out that one table seemed to require a shaved head in order to play there. From left to right, Daniel Buzgon, Phil Collins, and James Dempsey chat with WPT Live Updates Hostess Jessica Welman.
WPT Season VI Player of the Year Jonathan Little (center) is flanked by two players who are near the points lead in this year's POY race.
Will "The Thrill" Failla (left) has been in the lead since WPT Legends of Poker back in August, but lost it last tournament when Joe Serock passed him with his second third-place finish. Failla is second in points, and can retake the lead if he finishes 8th or higher here.
Fred Goldberg (right) is tied for fourth in the POY race, and can catch Serock if he makes the televised WPT Final Table (6th or higher).
Other top-five POY players in the field who can catch Serock include Vitor Coelho (7th or higher) and James Dempsey (6th or higher).
Michelle Lawson (top right) has an excellent vantage point for watching her husband Ted (left) as he plays Day 1A seated alongside Allen Kessler (center) and David Diaz (right).
03:53 PM, 04/27/12