We have a number of big stacks here in the Purple section of the Amazon Room. Michael Hack has been sitting tight for the most part during Level 11, maintaining his large stack. The cowboy-hat-wearing Jeremy Allen has chipped up during the first hour-and-a-half, and Erik Hellman has added a few as well. And Mark Demirdjian continues to climb toward current leaders Jason Somerville and Michael Nasserazad.
Another player coming into today with a big stack is Jonathan Fountain. He, too, sits in Purple, and just now was involved in a three-way hand that began with a Fountain raise from early position to 3,400 followed by two callers (late position and big blind).
The flop came . It checked to Fountain who bet 5,200 and only the late position player called. The turn was the , and when Fountain bet 9,300 his opponent tanked and then called again.
The river was the . This time Fountain fired 18,300, and when his opponent quickly called, Fountain instantly mucked his hand without seeing what his opponent had. (Nor did anyone else, as he was strangely not made to show.)
After chipping up during the first part of Level 11, Fountain is now back about to where he began Day 3.