Layne Flack raised to 175,000, and Daniel Makowsky called. Flop came
. Both checked. The turn was the
. Both checked again.
The river was the
. Makowsky checked, Flack bet 200,000, and Makowsky let it go.
A sense of tension surrounds the final four as we are now right at the business end of the tournament. Poker tournaments in general are top heavy in terms of payouts and this is where the jumps between payouts are the greatest. Factor all this in, it’s no wonder things are tense out there.
All four players limped to see a flop of
. Layne Flack bet 200,000 from under the gun/the cutoff, and took the pot.
On the next hand, Flack got a walk in his big blind.
Friendly for Flack, anyhow.
1. A limped pot. Daniel Makowsky and Jacabo Fernandez checked down a board of
, and Makowsky took it with 6-5-x-x.
2. From the blinds, Fernandez and Layne Flack saw a flop of
. Fernandez checked, Flack bet 100,000, and Fernandez folded.
3. Dario Alioto got a walk in his big blind.
4. Flack raised to 175,000 from the button, and took the blinds.
Jacobo Fernandez limped, and both blinds -- Dario Alioto and Daniel Makowsky -- came along. The flop was
. Alioto checked, and Makowsky bet 150,000. Fernandez then raised pot, putting 600,000 in the middle. Alioto quickly folded.
Makowsky asked how much Fernandez had left -- 260,000. He then counted out his own stack. He had a little over 1 million.
Finally, Makowsky folded. Fernandez is suddenly up to 1,160,000.
Layne Flack 2,600,000
Dario Alioto 1,255,000
Dan Makowsky 725,000
Jacobo Fernadez 450,000
In the last hand of the level, Dario Alioto raised to 110,000 from the button and took the blinds.