Over on table 291, six players, including Phil Laak and James Van Alstyne, limped into a pot before the dealer spread a flop of .
Van Alstyne checked out of the small blind and the big blind also checked, along with a player under the gun and in middle position before Laak fired out 1,100 from the cutoff. The button player folded, along with Alstyne and the big blind before the UTG and middle position players called, then the three remaining players checked down the turn of the and the river .
The UTG player showed for two pair and that was enough to take it down. Laak only took a small hit, but Van Alstyne will have some work to do as he's almost halved his starting stack.