We caught up with the action over on Johnny Chan’s table and the Orient Express is chipping up quietly and has spun his stack up to 280,000. By contrast, Chan’s latest tablemate and former frontrunner Sahashi Hideki’s stack is moving in the opposite direction and he has dropped down to around 190,000 - though he now has a little less courtesy of Karol Janiszewski.
Action folded around to Hideki in the small blind and he just completed – the first time today we have seen him do so – before Janiszewski popped it up to 17,000 to go from the big blind.
The Japanese player made the call and the flop came down, which brought a check from Hideki and a bet of 10,000 from Janiszewski.
Hideki made a quick call and the hit the turn and the action went check, check, with the river completing the hand and the betting as both players checked again. Hideki rolled over but could not beat Janiszewski’s and the Pole took a bite out of Hideki’s stack, climbing to 380,000 while the former frontrunner dropped down to 156,000.