The Latest: Evans “still a force”

by , Jul 14, 2007 | 12:35 am

LAS VEGAS–I swear we’re following more people than just Josh from Dallas … but his chip stack has hardly changed. What has changed as he’s getting closer and closer to an average stack is the player to his right … now Gus Hansen, who has a similar stack size.

UPDATE: Table changes and a couple all-ins. Read the comments below for any necessary timeline. But overall, Josh is still fine, with the same chip stack he has had for about ever.

UPDATE: From PokerNews:

John Bird Doubles Through Josh Evans

Josh Evans, playing from middle position, opened the pot for a standard raise. Action folded around to John Bird in the small blind who moved all in. Evans called and the players showed…

Evans: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Bird: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and John Bird doubled up to 500,000. Don’t feel bad for Evans just yet, he is still a force with just under 2,000,000.

10 Comments to “The Latest: Evans “still a force””

  1. TehBRD

    Lee Watkinson is at that table, too…

  2. Clark K


    Please, if you can, find out how Josh went from 1.81m to 660k. He appears to be in jeopardy at this point.

  3. DanM

    Clark, you gave me a little scare there. His table had been broken and I couldn’t find Josh. I asked if he busted out, and the PokerNews guy told me, “No, he just busted David Levi. He’s right over there, seat 3.”

    “Nope, that’s not Josh.”

    But then I found him, in a strange nook and cranny table, with Lee Watkinson. (Gus Hansen was moved to the featured TV table.) Anyhow, his chipstack was secure — nearly 2 million. As I walked up on him, a short-stack had gone all-in for about 300,000 (w/ A-10) and Josh called with pocket 4s. Two aces came on the flop.

    But Josh is still OK. Alive and well … or at least alive and average.

  4. TexasWolford

    2075000 1366000 2007-07-13 23:43 PST
    709000 49000 2007-07-13 23:34 PST
    660000 1150000 2007-07-13 23:18 PST
    1810000 2007-07-13 22:00 PST
    1810000 40000 2007-07-13 21:36 PST
    1850000 103000 2007-07-13 19:04 PST
    1953000 53000 2007-07-13 15:34 PST
    1900000 5000 2007-07-13 14:56 PST
    1895000 455000 2007-07-13 14:25 PST
    1440000 75000 2007-07-13 14:03 PST
    1515000 115000 2007-07-13 13:35 PST
    1400000 1000000 2007-07-13 12:48 PST
    400000 2007-07-13 03:34 PST

  5. Clark K

    Thanks, Dan. Apparently, one of the pokernews reporters had josh confused for another player. Josh never dipped below 1.8, despite pokernews having him as low as 660k at one point.

  6. TexasWolford

    Chip CountsPlayer Sponsor Amount Trend
    Dag Martin Mikkelsen 3350000 50000
    Richard Harris 2700000 200000
    Avi Cohen 2450000
    Stefan Mattsson 2350000 540000
    Hevad “Rain” Khan 2300000 100000
    Paul Spitzberg 2300000 200000
    Alex Kravchenko 2250000
    Jeff Tunkel 2100000 100000
    Josh Evans 2075000 1366000
    Ryan Elson 2000000
    Philip Yeh 1950000 200000
    Sven Heinecker 1950000 650000

  7. DanM

    I think the million-chip drop was a misidentification issue, not an actual chipstack roller coaster. But will see if I can find out more.

  8. DanM

    According to PokerNews, I think they thought someone else was Josh, because unless he had a very brief table change and then was moved from a table that hasn’t yet broken (all while Pauly and I were off tossing limes), I don’t think he was ever at David Levi’s table:

    David Levi Eliminated

    David Levi moved all in for 90,000 and Josh Evans called from the big blind.

    Levi: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
    Evans: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

    The flop was {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and the river was the {9-Clubs}. Levi lost a coinflip as he headed to the rail. Evans increased his stack to 709,000.

  9. Clark K

    Thanks for catching up, Dan. Any word on how the Allies are faring in the Ardennes?

  10. DanM

    Actually, yes, I do … they are continuing to hold strong, making good beer.

    Milwaukee’s Best Light has been unsuccessful in invading this land.