A hugely dramatic end to today's play here in the Amazon room. Thom Schultz raises to 20,000 from under the gun before Vanessa Selbst reraises to 75,000 from the cutoff. The action doesn't stop there though, as Tony Phillips raises again to 239,000 from the big blind. Schultz gets out of the way and Vanessa contemplates her next move. She asks how much Phillips has behind and calls when she's told it's 188,000.
Before the flop comes down Phillips slides his whole stack into the middle. The rest of the table can't quite believe what they're seeing; neither can we.
The flop comes
Everyone's waiting on Selbst's decision and you can hear gasps of air taken when she announces "Call."
Phillips flips over
Selbst flips over
The turn comes
She hits two pair to eliminate Phillips in harsh circumstances and scoop a massive pot. She defended her play by saying, "I'm here for the bracelet and I didn't want him to have position on me tomorrow with a ton of chips."
We have our final table of nine, set for tomorrow.