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Seat 1 - Scott Epstein
Seat 2 - Huck Seed
Seat 3 - Mike Puskarich
Seat 4 - Jeff Madsen
Seat 5 - Stephen Su
Seat 6 - Andreas Krause
Seat 7 - Michael Chow
Seat 8 - James McWhorter
Seat 9 - Hamid Salari
Seat 1 - Robert "Bobby the Bus" Ferdinand
Seat 2 - Ylon Schwartz
Seat 3 - Fred Koubi
Seat 4 - Joe Leibman
Seat 5 - Chris Viox
Seat 6 - Dan Heimiller
Seat 7 - Todd Barlow
Seat 8 - Sasha Rosewood
Seat 9 - Mike Cipolla
Chris Viox raised from the small bind, and Dan Heimiller three-bet from the big blind. Viox called, and the flop fell . Chris check-called a bet from Heimiller. Repeat the check-call after the on the turn and the on the river. Then Heimiller tabled for the nut low and aces to scoop the pot. He is up to 350,000 while Viox slipped to 70,000.
Just as Brian Lives was leaving in 20th place, Ward Crane was all in with against Hamid Salari's . The board fell , and Salari's rivered ten-high straight was enough to relegate Crane to a 19th-place finish.
With 40 minutes left in the level, they are now pausing to redraw to two tables.
While Anthony Reategui was taking his leave from the feature table, Shawn Buchanan quietly disappeared from one of the outer tables. His elimination leaves the field two busts short from redrawing to two tables.
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We've lost another former bracelet winner from the feature table. Shortly after Bach's exit, Anthony Reategui moved all in for less than one raise from the small blind with . The big blind, Joe Leibman, called with . The board ran out , giving Leibman a nine-high straight and a low to scoop the pot and send Reategui home in 21st place.
Normally, in a fixed-limit tournament, you don't see players think through their decisions for much longer than 30 or 45 seconds because the decision is never for more than one bet. However, when that bet represents half of your stack behind, and the pot is three times your stack behind, it's a much more critical decision.
Huck Seed found himself raised on the river of a board by Dan Heimiller. Seed tanked for more than three minutes, talking to himself all the while.
"I run so bad I can't believe it."
"Will you show if I fold?"
"I was going to bluff you and I made a flush."
Ultimately, Seed flashed his flush to Heimiller and then mucked, preserving 40,000 in his stack.
Andreas Krause has had a great start to the day and is back in the action after being nearly out. Robert Ferdinand raised under the gun, and Dan Heimiller called from the cutoff. Krause joined them from the big blind, and the flop came . Krause bet out, earning a fold from the original raiser, Ferdinand. Heimiller called. the turn was the , meaning there'd be no low this hand. Both players checked to the river, and Krause bet again. Heimiller shrugged and folded, and Krause took down another one.
While we were away from the feature table, David Bach stood up, gathered his belongings and walked towards the podium in the center of the Amazon Room. He's out.
There's also a seat card in front of Jesse Hollander's seat. He, too, is busto.
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