James Demspey (7,150) and Rupert Elder (8,600) are both struggling to win pots. Dempsey has a smile on his face, whereas Elder looks like he wants to be elsewhere.
Joe Elpaya is up to 11,000 after his kicker was good against an opponent. He raised from UTG and c-bet the flop before the rest was checked down. The final board read and the American’s bettered the local guy’s . “I snap fold,” he added when asked if a river bet would’ve worked.
Faraz Jaka, fresh from a PCA Main Event final table, is down to 16,000. He raised to 1,000 from late position and folded to the small blind raise to 2,400. Before he folded Jaka asked his opponent how much he had. The response was 22,000, but it looked more like 12,000 to these trained eyes.