2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Friedman and Romano Climbing

Ray Romano

We didn't see where he got all the chips, but Adam Friedman now has a lot of them. We asked Friedman if there was a certain hand where he picked up a lot of chips and he relayed to us a hand where after a raise and a call he flatted with {Q-}{Q-} from the big blind. The flop came down {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Spades} and Friedman check-called a bet to see the {8-} pair the board on the turn. After checking around again the river came an off suit {K-} and Friedman said he fired 15,000 into a pot of about 9,000. He got a call and picked up the relatively large pot for this stage of Day 2. Currently, Friedman is close to breaching the 200,000 mark, but he'll have to pick up a few more pots before he does.

A couple of tables over, we caught Ray Romano involved in a very small hand. After a raise from the small blind, Romano called from the big. The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and the player in the small blind checked. Romano bet 1,500 and after just a few seconds his opponent folded. Romano showed a {9-Diamonds} for top pair as he scooped the pot. With that, Romano was able to push himself very close to 90,000 chips which is a good spot to be here on Day 2.

Chips Count
Adam Friedman us 190,000 60,050
Ray Romano 87,500 5,150