The players are back in their seats for the first of three 60-minute levels after the dinner break.
Darren Elias opened, a player near the button called, and Marcel "p3rc4" Bjerkmann defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , and the action checked to the player near the button who bet. Bjerkmann check-raised, Elias folded, and the player near the button moved all in. Bjerkmann snap-called.
The turn and river came , respectively, and Bjermann eliminated his opponent.
The players are now on a 75-minute dinner break.
Nicolas Fierro opened to 1,000, a player in middle position called, and Darren Elias three-bet to 3,125 on the button. Fierro and the third player called, and the flop fell . Fierro led for 12,025, the player in middle position folded, and Elias moved all in for 30,025. Fierro snap-called.
Elias was well ahead, but the on the turn gave Fierro four outs to chop. The on the river paired the board though, and Elias doubled to 66,000 chips.
On the board, Jason Somerville jammed all in for 10,550 after his opponent bet 3,200. Somerville had to have his best poker face for the occasion as his opponent tanked for a couple long minutes prior to folding.
Somerville's now up to 23,000.
After his opponent checked the flop, Andrew Lichtenberger bet 1,000. His opponent called.
The turn was the and both players checked to see the land on the river. The first player bet 2,300 and Lichtenberger made the call.
The first player tabled the , but Lichtenberger showed the for a straight and won the pot.
We have our eyes on the early chip leader here in the 2012 PCA Main Event. That person is Alexey Repik and he has over five times the starting stack with 153,000.
Prior to the 2012 PCA, we had no idea who Repik was. Then, he played the $100,000 Super High Roller. Doing some quick digging on the Internet, we find that there is an Alexey Repik who is Chairman of the Board and President of CJSC R-Pharm based in Moscow. Whether that's him or not has yet to be confirmed, but either way, he's still a boss.
Adam "Roothlus" Levy was crippled in a recent hand where he ran kings into queens, but he recently doubled to more than 20,000 chips.
We missed the action, but when we arrived the board read , and two black queens were laying face-up in front of Levy. His opponent had in front of him.
The pot was pushed to Levy who now has 21,000 chips.
Per Nick Maimone's Twitter: "Opened 99 in cutoff, Button 3 bets I 4 bet shoved. He had KK gg."
When we arrived at the table, the flop had already fallen . Moneymaker checked, and his opponent bet 2,600. Moneymaker called.
Both players checked after the turned, and Moneymaker moved all in as soon as the fell on the river. It was effectively an 11,000-chip bet, and his opponent called, tabling . Moneymaker turned over for the nuts, eliminating his opponent from the tournament.