American Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin took down The Big Event in Los Angeles earlier this year and is in good form today, moving up to 16,300 in chips.
We managed to catch some action between Ramdin and an opponent on a board that read . Ramdin opened from the blinds for 6,700 (roughly a pot-sized bet), sending his opponent deep into the tank. After about three minutes, he let his hand go, and Ramdin raked in his newly-found chips.
Meanwhile, Kirk Morrison managed to get back up to around 1,500 in chips. Even though he's lost two-thirds of his starting stack, he's still in great spirits and has been more than happy to chat with the railing media. "My favorite town I've ever lived in is Melbourne, Australia," Morrison said. This Aussie blogger was only too happy to hear that!
Maria Ho (who has now graciously adopted her "Super Mario" moniker) also took some time out between hands to chat with us, but then there was some heavy action on her table. The action folded around to Aaron Ruppert who raised from the button to 225 before Ho reraised to 750 from the small blind. The opponent in the big blind then four-bet it to 1,600, Ruppert shipped the rest of his stack into the middle and Ho took another look at her cards before sending them into the muck.
"I can't lay this down, I call," the big blind sighed, showing down . Unfortunately, he'd run his queens straight into Ruppert's , which had him covered all the way down the board of , and that saw Ruppert double through.