Live Tournament Updates
The Under-21s, The POYs, and Another Hand With Hastings
Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Before Brian Hastings (top left) eliminated Richard Grant last level, he was involved in a big pot against Danny Shiff (foreground, right).
With the board showing KJ39K, Hastings moved all in for 109,200. Shiff went into the tank, saying, "I know you probably just have the ace of clubs. Sick. I have a straight." Shiff folded, and Hastings took the pot.
Andy Frankenberger (left) is the reigning WPT Player of the Year, and today he shared a table with the two players leading the race for this year's POY -- Joe Serock (top, in black) and Will Failla (foreground, right). Failla has led for most of the season, and Serock passed him last week with two straight third-place finishes in domestic WPT events.
Frankenberger was asked for his thoughts on this year's POY race, and he said, "I'm watching it unfold before my very eyes."
Serock has recently busted, but Failla still has to go quite a bit deeper in this event to catch him -- Failla needs to finish 8th or higher.
Brandon Barnes entered the day with the chip lead for the under-21 demographic, but he was eliminated in the middle of the day. The 18-20 year old who finishes deepest in this tournament will win a customized surfboard.
There are currently three under-21 year olds still in the tournament -- Glenn Fishbein, Robert Gorodetsky, and Alan Percal.
10:14 PM, 04/29/12