|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
The final 10 players are now on a 10-minute break. During this time the tournament staff will race off the orange T1,000 chips.
William Chao raised from the button and called when poker pro Blake Whittington three-bet jammed for 340,000 from the big blind.
Whittington got it in good but Chao wound up finding a six on the flop and another on the turn to make trip sixes.
Steve Wilkie raised to 125,000 from early position and Derrick Fish three-bet jammed for around 280,000 two spots over. Action folded back to Wilkie and he made the call.
Fish was looking for some help, most immediately an ace, but he was left wanting as the board ran out a lowly .
Ricardo Eyzaguirre raised to 100,000 under the gun and then called when MSPT Hall of Famer Pat Steele, who traveled over from Michigan, three-bet jammed for 480,000 from the big blind.
Steele was dominated and failed to improve, sending him to the rail in 13th place.
A monster pot just went down between two of the biggest stacks in the room.
There was roughly 230,000 already in the pot and a flop of when action exploded between Day 1a chip leader Kevin Berthelsen and Day 1b chip Ryan Dodson. The former wound up all in for 1.35 million and the hands were turned up.
Dodson had flopped two pair to pull ahead of the aces, but his lead was shortlived as the spiked on the turn to give Berthelsen a set. Dodson was drawing dead headed to the river and was left with 250,000. He went bust a short time later in 14th place.
Ryan Phan moved all in for roughly 250,000 under the gun and he cleared the field all the way to Jason Reisdorfer, who paused for a few beats before calling from the big blind.
It was a flip but Phan needed to improve to stay alive. Unfortunately for the pro from Omaha, that proved easier said than done as the board ran out .
Thomas Lynde moved all in for 420,000 under the gun and action folded around to Tom Sundling, who called from the big blind.
The flop gave Lynde a flush draw but he came up short when the bricked on the turn followed by the on the river.
"I'm not going to beat a flopped straight."
Those were the last words of Todd Bergeth, who tangled with MSPT champ Max Havlish and discovered the bad news on the turn.
There was already a good amount in the middle and a board reading when Bergeth bluffed it and was called by Havlish, who tabled the nuts.
Indeed, Havlish had flopped the straight and Bergeth was drawing dead headed to the river.