Things can always change during the late stages of a poker tournament, but we expect two full levels to be played out before the night is over.
|David ODB Baker||1,775,000||-175,000|
The four remaining players have been sent on the final 20-minute break of the night. See you back here soon.
Just half an hour ago, Viacheslav Zhukov was our short stack. Well, that is a thing of the past now as he has managed to yet again add some chips to his stack. This hand started with Zhukov opening the button to 60,000. David "ODB" Baker called out of the small blind and Chris Bell called in the big blind.
All three players checked the flop and then Baker checked the turn. Bell bet 110,000 here and Zhukov called, while Baker got out of the way. On the river, Bell checked and Zhukov bet 225,000. Bell thought for almost two minutes before letting his hand go and sending the pot to Zhukov.
Action folded around to Roch Cousineau in the small blind and he raised to 85,000. Viacheslav Zhukov was in the big and opted to three-bet to 255,000, which Cousineau called.
When the flop came down , Cousineau bet pot and Zhukov said, "I have to call," and called all in.
Cousineau was ahead with a pair of sevens when the chips went in, but the running turn and river gave Zhukov a flush and the double. His Russian supporters went wild on the rail as they realized their man, who had been relatively quiet at the final table, was back in it in a big way.
Viacheslav Zhukov has been the short-stacked player and the least active during the last few levels, but he has finally rumbled to see his stack increase dramatically. The hand in question saw Zhukov open the button to 100,000. David "ODB" Baker called out of the small blind and Chris Bell called in the big blind.
Bell and Baker both checked on the flop and Zhukov then shoved all in for 165,000. It was too strong for Baker and Bell as they both folded. As Zhukov raked in his new chips, he tabled .
Folded to Chris Bell in the small blind, he raised it up to 80,000. Roch Cousineau made the call out of the big blind and a flop was dealt. Both players checked here and then Bell checked the turn. Cousineau fired out 105,000 and it was back on Bell, who bet the pot. It was 475,000 total to Cousineau and after tanking, he let his hand go, sending the pot to Bell.
Action folded to Randy Ohel in the cutoff and he raised pot. The button and small blind got out of the way, but Chris Bell repotted from the big. Ohel got his stack of 350,000 all in and Bell had him covered.
The flop was kind to Bell as it gave him a flush draw and a low draw, while the turn improved him to two pair. The river gave Ohel an inferior two pair, and he was eliminated in fifth place.
Ohel, who won Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball earlier this series, fell short of his second bracelet, leaving David "ODB" Baker as the only man in this tournament left with a chance of capturing a second bracelet here at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
|Randy Ohel||Välja kukkunud|
Roch Cousineau raised to 70,000 from the cutoff only to have Randy Ohel three-bet to 255,000 from the button. Cousineau made the call and the potted the flop, prompting Ohel to call off.
The turn gave Cousineau the nut flush, but it also gave Ohel a low. It seemed destined to be a chopped pot, but the spiked on the river to give both players the same low, meaning Ohel got quartered and had to ship 355,000 over to Cousineau.