Michael Guzzardi limped from the cutoff, and Ted Forrest called from the button. Dario Alioto then raised the pot from the small blind. Guzzardi reraised all in with his remaining 181,000, and Alioto called.
The board came , and Guzzardi survived. He's up around 350,000 now, while Alioto still has a healthy 743,000.
Frank Vizza limped, Daniel Makowsky completed from the small blind, and Kyle Kloeckner checked his option from the big blind.
The flop came . Makowsky checked, Kloeckner bet 40,000, Vizza called, and Makowsky called as well.
The turn was the . Makowsky and Kloeckner checked, and Vizza bet the pot -- 180,000. Makowsky called, and Kloeckner got out of the way.
The river brought the . Makowsky bet 150,000, leaving himself just 63,000 behind. Vizza, who had only 224,000 left, leaned back and exhaled. He rechecked his cards. Finally he folded, not without a little disgust.
That was the biggest pot of the final table thus far, with Makowsky picking up 300,000 on the hand.
Michael Guzzardo has the unfortunate pleasure of being the filling in a Ted Forrest and Layne Flack sandwich. One of the youngest players at the table (24 years old), he is clearly feeling the pressure of being at his first major final table. If we can sense this from the rail imagine what Ted Forrest can sense sitting to his left. We’ve already seen the renowned reader of players use his position well to move the young Australian off a hand.
In the last hand of Level 18, Jacobo Fernandez limped, Michael Guzzardi raised to 50,000, and Fernandez called.
The flop came . Fernandez checked, Guzzardi bet 85,000, and Fernandez called.
The turn was the . Both checked.
The river was the . Fernandez bet 250,000. Guzzardi leaned forward on the table. He had just 400,000 behind, so this was a big decision. He stood up, shaking his head. He clearly wasn't too crazy about that board.
Finally, after three or four minutes, Guzzardi folded.