Joe Tehan was complaining about being card dead last night and this morning, and that was clear, as his stack had dropped down all the way to 250,000. On his final hand, he moved all in after it was folded to him on the button, and while Zhong Chen folded, David Malka snap called from the big blind.
Tehan was drawing very live, but his hopes of doubling were all but dashed when the flop came . Tehan would now need runner runner to chop or win the hand, but the on the turn sealed it. The meaningless river was the , and that elimination gets us to our official final table.
Erik Roussakis raised it up to 65,000 in early position, and Baptiste Chavaillaz made the call. Everyone else folded, and they went heads up to a flop. Here's where the action kicked off. Roussakis fired out 110,000, and Chavaillaz only took a few moments before cutting out raising chips, and made it 260,000.
It was back to Roussakis, and he took about 20 seconds before assembling a four bet of 465,000, and slid it into the middle. It was back to Chavaillaz, and after 10 seconds of thought, he moved all in! The move was for all of Roussakis's chips, and after two minutes of thinking, he shook his head, and mucked his hand.
Roussakis drops to 760,000 after that hand, while Chavaillaz is back into the chip lead with 2.8 million.
David Malka started the day in the middle of the pack, but he's slowly moving up to the top of the pack. He just picked up another large pot from Eric Varela.
Preflop, Malka made it 51,000, he was called by Jared Ingles and Eric Varela in the cutoff. The flop came and Malka made the same bet of 51,000. Ingles folded, but Varela made the call.
The turn was the and Malka bet out 125,000. Valera quickly made the call.
On the river, Malka made a large bet of 230,000 and Varela wasted no time calling. Malka turned over for a full house, while Varela showed for just top pair. That pot pushed Malka to around 2,250,000 in chips while Varela dropped to 1,600,000.
We were busy typing up other hands when we lost Greg Brask. We walked over to the table, and they told us that Brask was all in preflop holding . He was up against the of Eric Varela, and while the flop and turn were safe for Brask, he couldn't dodge an ace on the river.
Varela is up to 1.7 million, and after that elimination, we are at our final 10. Those players have redrawn to one table, and when we lose one more, we will have our official final table!
Bjerno started the day as the chip leader, but now he's back to the middle of the pack after doubling up David Malka.
Preflop, Malka raised to 55,000. Chen called in the cutoff, and Bjerno made it 155,000 from the button. Action folded back to Malka who attempted to put in a raise, but didn't put in enough chips. He made it 215,000, when the raise needed to be at least 255,000. Since it was more than half, it stood as a raise and he put in the extra 40,000. Bjerno then moved all in, and Malka snap called.
The board ran out and that was enough to give Malka the pot. Malka was all in for 796,000 more and doubled to just about 1,700,000 chips while Bjerno dropped under 1 million.
We caught up with the action on the turn, with the board reading . Jared Ingles checked to Zhong Chen, who fired out 125,000. Ingles thought for a few moments before putting in a check raise to 280,000. Chen made the call, and they were off to the river.
That card was the , and Ingles tanked for about 30 seconds before putting out a bet of 385,000. It was on Chen now, and after cutting the chips out of his stack and thinking for a minute or two, he made the call and showed . It was no good though, as Ingles tabled for a full house.
Chen drops down to 1.45 million after that hand, while Ingles rockets up to 2.3 million.