Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante
Harrison Gimbel raises to 1,050 from middle position, Vitor Coelho calls in late position, the player in the small blind calls, and the player in the big blind calls as well.
The flop comes 1074 and the player in the small blind checks. The player in the big blind bets 1,500, then Gimbel raises it up to 4,500. Coelho is next to act and kicks it up again, making it 9,500 to play. The player in the small blind folds, as does the player in the big blind. Gimbel calls.
The turn is the 8 and Gimbel checks. Coelho bets 13,500 and Gimbel thinks a bit before calling. The river is the 9 and both players check.
Coelho shows 44 for a set of fours and Gimbel checks his hand one more time before mucking. Coelho takes the pot.
Vitor Coelho - 78,000
Harrison Gimbel - 44,000
Level 2: 75-150, ante
With around 700 in the pot and the board reading J75, Timothy Miles checks from the big blind and Vitor Coelho bets 700 on the button. Miles calls and the turn brings the 2. Miles checks, Coelho bets 1,400, and Miles calls.
The river is the 7 and Miles leads out, betting 3,400. Coelho leans back in his seat, then eventually asks Miles, "For realy?"
Coelho thinks a bit longer, then tells Miles, "Okay, I'll pay you off." Coelho calls and Miles shows Q7 for trip sevens.
"I had it until then," Coelho tells him. He turns over the J for top pair, then shows the 5 as well for a flopped two pair.
Timothy Miles - 34,000
Vitor Coelho - 33,500
Level 1: 50-100, ante
The current frontrunner in the WPT Player of the Year race, Joe Serock, is in action today and he is already off to a fast start.
There are a couple thousand chips in the pot and the board reads A54A. A player in early position checks and Serock bets 4,700. The player calls, then both players check when the board doubles pairs with the 4 on the river.
Serock just keeps checking, indicating he believes his hand is no good. The other player turns over JJ for two pair, aces and jacks. That is a hand Serock can beat though. He shows 23 for a flopped straight to take the pot.
"That's Floes for you," James Dempsey calls out from one table over. "Never going to let any of us have a chance."
Dempsey is one of the players in the field with a shot at WPT Player of the Year honors after his win at Bellagio earlier this season. Dempsey will likely have to final table this event in order to tie Serock for the lead. If the tournament generates between a $1 and $2 million prize pool, Vitor Coelho, who is also in the field, would be able to pass Serock with a final table finish.
Joe Serock - 36,000