|Lachezar Plamenov Petkov||12,190,000||490,000|
|Brian Kaufman Esposito||6,155,000|
|Andre Akkari||PokerStars Ambassador||2,810,000||-80,000|
One level without elimination is done and dusted, and the players have been sent on a 20-minute break.
Albert Daher's raise from under the gun to 225,000 was called by Brian Kaufman Esposito in the big blind. The flop came and Kaufman checked, then called a bet of 275,000. The fell on the turn and Kaufman bet 530,000, Daher called.
Both players checked the river and Daher was shown for two pair, he mucked pocket nines. "How many times are you going to hit the ace there?" Daher asked before heading into the break.
|Brian Kaufman Esposito||6,155,000||1,095,000|
Albert Daher raised and Usman Siddique called out of the big blind. On the flop, Siddique check-raised from 175,000 to 400,000 and Daher folded.
The next hand saw a raise to 350,000 by Siddique in the small blind and Sebastian Sorensson called in the big blind. The flop came and Siddique continued for 265,000. Sorensson raised to 910,000 and Siddique let go.
Brian Kaufman Esposito limped the button and Albert Daher filled up from the small blind, Andre Akkari checked in the big blind.
The flop fell and action checked to Kaufman who bet 135,000. Daher called and Akkari raised to 450,000, which forced a fold from Kaufman. Daher however had other plans and called, before leading the turn for 350,000. Akkari folded and dropped to 29 big blinds.
|Brian Kaufman Esposito||5,060,000||60,000|
|Andre Akkari||PokerStars Ambassador||2,890,000||-820,000|
Alex Difelice opened the button for 225,000 and big blind Lachezar Plamenov Petkov called. Both of the players checked the flop of and Petkov lead for 150,000 on the turn. Difelice called.
The completed the board and Petkov bet a massive 1.1 million into the 850,000 pot. Difelice tanked long and hard and eventually called. Petkov showed and Difelice mucked.
|Lachezar Plamenov Petkov||11,700,000||1,700,000|
The action has slowed down significantly and there was no flop or turn for a while over on the feature table while Sebastian Sorensson maintained his very healthy lead. Lachezar Plamenov Petkov dominates the outer table while the majority of other players have very even stacks and fight for an edge at the upcoming final table.
|Lachezar Plamenov Petkov||10,000,000||300,000|
Lachezar Plamenov Petkov opened to 225,000 under the gun and big blind Raffaele Sorrentino called. Both of them checked the flop of and the hit the turn. Sorrentino check-called a bet of 225,000 and checked again on the river. Petkov bet 650,000 and Sorrentino folded after several minutes in the tank.
|Lachezar Plamenov Petkov||9,700,000||300,000|
Brian Kaufman Esposito raised to 225,000 first to act and Sebastian Sorensson called from the big blind. The flop came and Sorensson check-folded to a bet worth 245,000.
One hand later, Albert Daher opened to 220,000 first to act and Usman Siddique called on the button. On a flop of , Daher checked and Siddique bet 280,000, picking up a call by Daher.
After the turn, Daher checked and called another bet of 575,000 by Siddique before checking the river. Siddique moved all in for 1,710,000 and Daher asked for a count, then said in table chat "This is gonna take some time."
The outer table stopped after the end of their current hand and glanced over to the action on the feature table, while Daher added "You guys can call the clock." Two minutes later Daher folded and Siddique claimed the pot.
"You just punished me for the ace-ten call earlier," Daher said when the next hand was underway and Siddique spoke for the first time with a "I am not like that."
|Brian Kaufman Esposito||5,000,000||305,000|