After wearing Erik Seidel down for the better part of an hour, Erick Lindgren finally gets all of Seidel's chips in the middle pre flop. Seidel flips over , while Lindgren is in the lead, as he shows . the flop brings some hope, but brickage on the turn and river ends Seidel's night, and makes Erick Lindgren $1,000,000 richer. Seidel receives $550,000 for his second place finish.
Erik Seidel makes it 90,000 to go, and Erick Lindgren moves all in. Seidel takes some time, but eventually calls, and shows . Lindgren turns up , and is in business. A board of changes nothing, and Erick Lindgren has doubled up to take a two to one chip lead
After watching his chip stack dwindle for the better part of two hours, Masaaki Kagawa decided to re-raise Erik Seidel with for the last of his chips. Seidel made the call with , and the race was on. A board of changed nothing, and Masaaki Kagawa was our third place finisher, and picked up $250,000 for his efforts.
As the evening wears on, Erick Lindgren has bought a round of beers for the rail. he looked at the floorman, and said "I'd like 31 beers - one for me, and 30 for the rail.' TD Brett Jones obliged, and everyone on the rail has a drink.
Masaaki Kagawa is beginning to leak away his chips. he got clipped for 200k when Erik Seidel re-raised his re-raise pre-flop, and he layed it down. Masaaki has slowly but surely bled chips, and is now the short stack.
We're seeing flops on at least 1/2 the hands, but no really big pots. Seidel and Lindgren are in a race to see who can get into the pot with Masaaki first. At one stage, the chips got to almost dead even. Chip counts have been updated.