The final four players are now on a ten minute beak.
Jared Ingles raised to 90,000 first to act, and Chavaillaz and Chen came along in the blinds. The flop came down , and it was checked to Ingles, who fired out 95,000. Chen was the lone caller, and the hit the turn. Chen elected to bet out this time, 150,000, and Ingles came along to see the river.
That card was the , and Chen checked it to Ingles. He grabbed a bet of 280,000, put it in the middle, and Chen snap called. Ingles tabled for top two, and Chen showed for one pair.
After that hand, Ingles hold over five million, while Chen drops to 2.29 million.
Zhong Chen started the action by limping in the small blind. Jared Ingles was in the big blind, and he tossed out a raise to 125,000. It was back to Chen, and he started to cut out raising chips, and put 300,000 into the middle. Back to Ingles, and he tanked for 30 seconds before clicking it back to 575,000. Chen was unphased, and after five or so seconds, he shoved. Ingles could not fold fast enough, and Chen took in the big pot.
After that one, Chen is sitting on 2.68 million, while Ingles is a tad over four million.
Huicun Qiao is gone in 5th place after being eliminated by Eric Varela.
Preflop, Varela limped under the gun for 40,000. Ingles called in the small blind, and Qiao checked his big blind.
Fireworks started flying on the flop though. Qiao immediately moved all in for around his last 650,000. Varela didn't take long to make the call. Ingles quickly folded and it was off to showdown.
They had both flopped top pair, but Varela had flopped top two pair, while Qiao had outs to a gut-shot straight.
The turn was the providing no extra outs and the river was also no help for Qiao. "I thought my top pair was good," he said after the hand.
He left the tournament area, but not before collecting his $55,340 for 5th place.
We caught up with the action on the flop, which read . Zhong Chen made it 85,000, and his only opponent in the hand, Eric Varela, made the call. The turn brought the , and Chen continued to fire, this time for 105,000. This time, Varela played back at him, clicking it back to 275,000. Chen sat up in his seat, looked at Varela's stack, then said "all in!"
Varela took only a couple seconds to fold, and Chen took the pot to get back up over two million.
Jared Ingles raised to 80,000 preflop. He was called by Baptiste Chavaillaz in the small blind and Zhong Chen in the big blind.
On the flop, action was checked around.
The turn was the and Chavaillaz bet 95,000. Chen decided to make it 250,000. Ingles folded immediately, and Chavaillaz went into the tank.
"You're not allowed to make sets," Chavaillaz said. "Only he is allowed to make sets," he said pointing to Ingles. Eventually he put in the chips to make the call.
The river was the and this time action went check-check. Chavaillaz showed for top pair, while Zhong showed for middle pair and a missed flush draw. After that hand Baptiste Chavaillaz had 5,090,000 chips.
Huicun Qiao has been very loud with his words but quiet with his chips so far at this final table, and in one of the rare hands he's played, he lost a chunk of his stack.
Qiao started by raising to 110,000, and Baptiste Chavaillaz was the only caller on the button. The flop came down , and Qiao took his time, and eventually bet out 160,000. The milisecond that Qiao's chips hit the table, Chavaillaz moved all in. Qiao sat back in his chair, and eventually folded his hand.
That knocks Qiao down to 610,000, and combining that pot with a few he won earlier, Chavaillaz is once again our chip leader.
Finding himself with a short stack, Jesus Gastelum moved all in before the flop for 475,000 chips. Action folded all the way to Zhong Chen in the big blind who ended up making the call with a covering stack.
The dealer started to roll out the flop and there was already a in the window, so it didn't look good for Gastelum. The rest of the flop rolled out , giving Gastelum only running outs. The turn ended all the mystery though as it left Gastelum drawing dead.
The river was only customary and Gastelum was sent home in 6th place, collecting $42,340 for his run.
David Malka was having a great day leading up to the final table, but nothing went his way when we got under the big lights, and he has just been eliminated in 7th place.
Malka had just lost a big pot to Baptiste Chavaillaz when action folded around to him in the small blind. Malka raised it up to 90,000, and Jared Ingles was in the big blind. He thought for about 30 seconds before cutting out a raise to 275,000, and sticking it into the middle. As he has done several times, Malka spent a good while in the tank before announcing all in. Ingles instantly called.
Malka was in bad shape and looking for a nine, but the board ran down . That sent Malka to the payout desk, while upping Ingles to 4.5 million.