Quick Day 2a Action Update

by , Jul 10, 2007 | 7:08 pm

LAS VEGAS–Tom is still alive, and getting more comfortable. He’s sitting with about 61k.

Other people we are looking for (but haven’t yet found) are Vandy Krouch — his first table of the day has already broken — and Jerry Randack. Am sure there are a few others of particular interest still left in the field … and indeed, for the first time in weeks, the actual play is getting interesting.

NOTE: If any readers out there happen to have a textual relationship with either of these guys, let me know what table they are on!

They are playing five levels today — Day 2a — or down to 350 players left, whichever comes first.

Click here to follow chip counts.

And here for the semi-live reporting.

By the way, kinda cool that the first episode of the 2007 WSOP on ESPN is airing on the TV screens in the Amazon room. Very strange deja time-warp thing seeing the action on TV just more than a month afterwards, during the same WSOP that is still going on. It’s like almost semi-live. I have a feeling that say maybe a decade from now we will look back and laugh at how this video production turnaround seemed so quick.

UPDATE: Tom has taken some hits and looks to be growing frustrated. Just watched him fold AQ — which gave him “top top” on the flop — to a bet that woulda effectively put him all-in. He’s down to about 30,000 chips. Still haven’t found Vandy, so I am starting to think he must be out.

Media crowding is also becoming an issue. Nolan Dalla just got on the PA to inform us “no sweating” of players. Fair enough. That was met by applause from some players. (I’ve been shushed twice and shooed away once when too near players in the past couple days.) Jack Effel then got on the horn to inform the “new media” that “sweating means watching.” This was met by laughter and further player applause.

Duly noted.

One Comment to “Quick Day 2a Action Update”

  1. John Doe

    Vandy is not out, he has 240k in chips.