David "Doc" Sands opened for 130,000 under the gun with and cleared the field to a short-stacked Cary Katz, who just called from the big blind holding . The latter proceeded to check-call a bet of 65,000 on the flop, and then both players checked the turn.
When the appeared on the river, Katz checked and Sands put the pressure on by moving all in. Katz quickly folded and the rich got richer while the poor got poorer.
Nick Schulman opened to 150,000 from the small blind with , Scott Seiver defended from the big blind with an unknown hand, and the flop was . Schulman led out for 180,000, and Seiver raised to 400,000.
Schulman re-raised to 775,000, Seiver moved all in, and Schulman called all in for 1.65 million.
Seiver showed .
The turn was a meaningless , but the spike on the river, doubling Schulman.
Schulman now has over 3.6 million chips, while Seiver dipped to 3.3 million.
The blinds and antes have put the pressure on the short stacks, and it didn't take long for one of them to commit. That man was Germany's Philipp Gruissem, and unfortunately for him, he wouldn't survive the red-hot Scott Seiver.
It happened when action folded to Seiver in the small blind and he simply moved all in. "Freeroll," he told Gruissem, who was smiling in the big blind. The German looked down at his first card and chuckled a bit. "Is it a good one?" Seiver asked.
"Yeah, it's enough," Gruissem said before peeking at the other card and calling off for 1,085,000. Gruissem then tabled , which was a 55% favorite to beat Seiver's .
The German seemed hopeful, but not after the flop fell , giving Seiver the lead with a pair of queens. Neither the turn nor river allowed Gruissem to retake the lead, and he exited in fifth place for $400,700.
Cary Katz open-shoved for 660,000 on the button with , and David "Doc" Sands for quite some time in the small blind before folding. Nick Schulman folded his big blind as well, and Katz took down the pot.
David "Doc" Sands opened for 110,000 with and received a call from Scott Seiver, who held in the small blind. The flop was gin for Sands as it delivered him trips, and he promptly bet 100,00 after Seiver had checked. The latter made the call, but then check-folded to a bet of 260,000 on the turn.