|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
The exact preflop action is unknown, but Willie Russaw ended up getting his 98,300 stack in preflop from early position against the big blind.
The board ran out to send the pot to Russaw without much of a sweat, and he is now one of the chip leaders in the tournament.
Jimmy Miles moved all in from the small blind for his 10,000 remaining chips. The big blind called and hands were revealed.
The two were flipping and the flop put Miles miles ahead. The turn left him just needing to fade a river ten, and the completed the board to keep his tournament life alive.
Miles is from Grand Forks, ND, and has previously won a $10,000 prize package in an FPN tournament. Today, he will be looking to accomplish a similar feat and finish as one of the top two players to claim the $11,000 prize package.
Don Mahoney was in middle position and ended up getting his 23,700 stack in preflop against an early position opponent.
Mahoney was looking to fade a nine but could not do so on the flop. Luckily for him, he also flopped a set of his own. The turn and river meant he successfully evaded the case nine and the chips were sent his way.
The button limped, Spyros Apessos raised to 4,000 in the small blind, and the big blind and button called.
The flop came and Apessos bet 5,000. The big blind raised to 10,000, the button folded, and Apessos called.
The turn brought another 5,000 bet by Apessos, a big blind raise to 10,000, and a call by Apessos.
The completed the board and Apessos jammed in his 67,700 chips. The big blind called off his stack of just a little bit less and hands were revealed.
The big blind flopped two pair but was gone from the tournament after Apessos rivered the nuts. Meanwhile, Apessos now sits with one of the biggest stacks in the room.
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