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|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Blind levels will reduce to 30 minutes in length for the remainder of the tournament during heads-up play.
Brent Cunningham limped in on the button, and Laura Hoppe jammed for 520,000 in the small blind. Cunningham snapped Hoppe off after Kevin Garosshen folded in the big blind.
Cunningham held the goods, but Hoppe still had hope with her ace. The flop kept Cunningham out in front, and the turn left Hoppe looking for a three-outer to survive. The river instead filled Hoppe up, and Hoppe, who started the day as the short stack, held her head high as she shook hands with her opponents and left the tournament area.
Kevin Garosshen raised to 350,000 from the small blind, and Brent Cunningham called in the big blind.
Garosshen bet 325,000 on a flop, and Cunningham folded.
The very next hand, Garosshen raised to 200,000 from the button, and Laura Hoppe, called in the big blind.
On the flop, Hoppe checked and Garosshen bet 250,000. Hoppe called.
The fell on the turn, and Hoppe led for 325,000. Garosshen called.
The hit the river, and Hoppe bet 700,000. Garosshen called after a short stint in the tank, and Hoppe tabled for just a pair of fives. Garosshen tabled for a pair of nines, and Garosshen now has over half the chips in play.
Brent Cunningham jammed for 1.1 million on the button, and Laura Hoppe called in the small blind.
"Tens again? Nice hand," Cunningham said.
The flop spiked one of Cunningham's three outs, and the turn left Hoppe looking for a ten. The river kept Cunningham's tournament life alive with a double up.
Brett Apter was able to more than triple his last 55,000 in chips up one hand after the monster hand with Laura Hoppe, then got his new 265,000 chip stack in preflop the very next hand against Brent Cunningham.
Apter pulled ahead on the flop, and held on the turn and river to double back to 680,000.
After folding his big blind, Apter three-bet shoved for 480,000 from the small blind over a raise from Kevin Garosshen on the button. Garosshen called.
Apter's attempt to spin up the crumbs came to an end when the board gave Garosshen a full house and left the WSOP Bracelet winner Apter out in fourth.
Brett Apter raised to 240,000 from the small blind, and Laura Hoppe called in the big blind.
Apter fired 120,000 on the flop, and Hoppe called.
The fell on the turn, and Apter bet 380,000. Hoppe called again.
The hit the river, and Apter bet 1.225 million, leaving himself 55,000 behind. Hoppe called after a few minutes in the tank, and Apter tabled . Hoppe had that beat with , however, and Apter was left with under one big blind.
Kevin Garosshen raised to 160,000 from the cutoff, and Brent Cunningham called on the button. Brett Apter came along from the small blind, and Laura Hoppe folded in the big blind.
The flop was checked through to the turn, and Garosshen bet 240,000. Both Cunningham and Apter quickly folded.