Team PokerStars Pros are out in full force today on Day 1c of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Twenty PokerStars Pros are playing today, and they are scattered across the Amazon and Pavilion Rooms as this is one of the busiest days we have seen.
We caught Humberto Brenes in a hand against an opponent with a flop of . Brenes bet 3,000, and his opponent raised to 6,000. After asking for a count and thinking for quite a while, Brenes moved all in for around 23,000. His opponent quickly called. Brenes, with much enthusiasm, turned over pocket aces, the . His opponent turned over . This caused a crowd of people to come over and watch the board run out. The turn brought the , and the hit on the river to double up Brenes. He now sits with around 60,000 in chips.
Other PokerStars Pros doing well are Arnaud Mattern and Julien Brecard who each have 64,000 in chips. The defending Main Event champion, Jonathan Duhamel is sitting with 37,400 at the feature table in the Amazon Room. Matthias de Meulder is also building up his chip stack and is up to 59,000. JP Kelly, Tom McEvoy, Marcel Luske, Daniel Negreanu, and Bryan Huang are all sitting with above the starting chip stack.
The first PokerStars Pro sent to the rail today was Chris Moneymaker. With a flop of Moneymaker was all in holding , and his opponent held for a set of tens. The turn brought the , and the hit on the river sending Moneymaker packing.
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