Vladimir Schmelev's run hasn't been halted yet. He just doubled up Christopher George a little while ago, but more recently doubled his own stack against Alessio Isaia. Schmelev made trip kings against Isaia's trip deuces and now has about 270,000 chips.
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Kirill Rabtsov: (X)(X) /
Blair Rodman: (X)(X) /
Rabtsov bet on fourth, fifth and sixth after being checked to each time. Rodman stuck around with a call on every street before sixth. On sixth, he raised. Rabtsov reraised and then Rodman called and was all in. Rabstov turned up the , having been rolled up. Rodman had the -X in the hole for a pair of aces. Rodman bricked seventh street with the and was sent to the rail. Rabtsov now has 775,000 chips.
Christopher George: ()() / / ()
Vladimir Schmelev: ()() / / ()
On fifth street is where all the money went in. Schmelev bet first and then George raised all in for 9,000 more. Schmelev made the call. On sixth street, George hit a wheel and went on to scoop the pot from Schmelev and double up to 190,000. Schmelev dropped to about 160,000.
Sounds like a tabloid headline, right? Nah, this was the other Marco in Jen Harman's life right now-- her tablemate Marco Johnson.
Johnson (X)(X) / / (X)
Harman (X)(X) / / (X)
Johnson had the bring-in and Harman called. Harman proceeded to check-call Johnson's bets all the way to the river.
Johnson turned over for an 8-7 low while Harman revealed in the hole for trips. They split the pot.
"C'mon, you know I had to have it calling you down with that board!" Harman said as she stacked her chips.
Christopher George (X)(X) / [Qs / (X)
Steve Zolotow (X)(X) / / (X)
John Juanda (X)(X) / / (X)
Zolotow had the bring-in, George completed, Juanda called and Zolotow called. On fourth street the action was checked to Zolotow, who bet. George raised all-in for 33,000 and both Juanda and Zolotow called. Juanda check-called Zolotow's fifth street bet and both players checked on sixth. Zolotow check-called one more bet on the river.
Juanda turned over two fives for trips and won the high half of the side pot while Zolotow showed a 7-6 low for the low half of the side. George took the high side of the main pot, showedin for a flush and Zolotow collected the low half of the main.
George is still fighting away with a bit over 50,000 in chips.
Both George Lind and Christopher George are the two players on death watch as we move into a higher level. George has about 30,000 chips and Lind has just 60,000. At any moment now one of these two could be sent home.
Allen Kessler brought in with the and then Gary Benson completed with the . Blair Rodman called with the up and then Kirill Rabtsov called with the up. Kessler also called.
On fourth street, the dealer dealt Rabtsov the , Kessler the , Benson the and then Rodman the in that order. Benson started by checking and then Rodman followed suit. Rabtsov fired a bet with the only decent looking board out of the four and everyone folded.
"That's the first time he's dealt out so many bricks," commented Frank Kassela.
Alessio Isaia (X)(X) /
Steve Zolotow (X)(X) / / (X)
Christopher George (X)(X) / / (X)
We picked up the action on fourth street with George leading out. Isaia folded and Zolotow called. George led again on fifth and got a call, then check-called Zolotow's bet on sixth street. George checked dark on the river, then called one more bet.
George showed for aces up, but Zolotow tabled for a six-high straight and scooped the pot. He's up to 465,000 while George is on fumes with only 15,000.