Six levels up. Six levels down. The players are now on an hour long dinner break.
2008 Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate opened for 9,000 from middle position and he found one caller in Bassel Moussa in the big blind.
The flop came and Moussa checked-called a 10,000 bet from Eastgate.
Both players then proceeded to check down on the turn and river.
"Five," announced Moussa. He then tabled for a pair of fives and Eastgate mucked without showing.
Moussa is sitting on 290,000, while Eastgate has slipped to 110,000.
We didn't catch the preflop action, but we saw that Valle and another short stacked player were all in preflop. Valle held , but he was dominated, as his opponent held . The dealer quickly showed down a board of , and Valle shipped the chips over to his opponent.
With that hit, Valle dips down below the 200k mark.
We caught up with the action on a flop, where Van Manlambus was in a heads-up pot against Rudy Blondeau in a blind vs. blind confrontation.
Manlambus check-called a 13,500 bet from Blondeau. Both players checked the turn, however, when the completed the board, Manlambus led out for 21,000. Blondeau tank-called and Manlambus flipped over for treys-full of tens. Blondeau mucked and Manlambus scooped the pot.
Manlambus is up to 300,000. Blondeau, on the other hand, has had a rough couple of last levels and is down to 140,000.
Justin Gardenhire got the last of his 35,000 chips in preflop holding , but he was in rough shape, as his opponent held . As soon as he saw the cards, Gardenhire got up and started collecting his things. The board ran down , and Gardenhire was sent to the rail.
|Justin Gardenhire||Välja kukkunud|
Allan Le opened for 6,000 from early position and action folded around to his opponent in the hijack seat, who three-bet Le to 12,500. It was folded back around to Le, who thought it over and then cut out a four-bet to 26,000 and pushed it in the middle. His opponent asked how much it was and then threw his hand into the muck - conceding the pot Le.
Le is back up to 77,000.
Last we saw Peter Eastgate, he was sitting at about 60,000. He has since doubled that and then some, as we just caught him winning a nice pot that has upped him to over 150,000. Eastgate raised in the cutoff to 6,500, and the button put in a three-bet to 16,000. Eastgate moved all in, having his opponent covered, and his opponent backed down. The only main event champion left in the field is starting to look like a legitamate threat as we are down to our top 100.
We missed the exact preflop action, but it appeared that Will Failla had raised from the small blind and was three-bet all in for about 40,000 from his opponent in the big blind. Failla called and hands were revealed.
Failla was in great shape to eliminate his opponent and the board was overkill as it left Failla with tens-full and the knockout.
Failla is up to 240,000.
As we arrived at Kennii Nguyen's table, we saw that he had pushed his remaining 70,000 into the middle. We looked around the table, and saw that he had done so after a raise from the button, and an all in from the big blind, who only had about 20,000. It was back to the player on the button, and after about 90 seconds of thinking, the clock was called. As soon as the floor arrived to start the clock, he announced call. The cards were tabled, and the button was in great shape.
Nguyen was in a world of hurt, and would need help to survive. He got none as the board ran down nine high, coming . The big blind tripled up, the button took the side pot, and Nguyen headed to the rail.
|Kennii Nguyen||Välja kukkunud|