Tuesday night, or rather early Wednesday morning, belonged to Frank Kassela. The army veteran captured his first WSOP gold bracelet after outlasting a tough field of 170 of poker's best players. Internet sensations are making themselves known in Event #17, and David Baker leads the nine remaining players going into the final table of Event #13.
Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Nine players have made it through three grueling days of play and will saddle up Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., and only one will walk away with a giant bundle of cash and the WSOP bracelet.
Jared Hamby, Daniel Thomas, Matthew Vance, Jeffrey Gross, Mats Gavatin, Nicholas Heather, David Baker, Kyung Han and Steven Gee are a solid bunch of online superstars, amateurs and live pros who all made their way through an absolute minefield to even get this far.
Daniel Duong was clipped from the official final table when he moved all-in for about 250,000 holding . Baker made the call with , and after a flop of , Duong's pair of tens looked good. Things looked even better for Duong to double up when the opened up on the turn but, in true poker fashion, Baker spiked the on the river to end Duong's night just short of the final table.