Leonidas was all in on sixth street before the last card was dealt face down to each player. First, Leonidas peeled back his card slowly and revealed the to give him aces and sevens. Altbregin then peeled back the and wound up making a heart flush out of his hand. Leonidas was eliminated and the first player to hit the rail, earning just over $28,000 for his finish.
Steve Zolotow: (X)(X) / - fold
Jennifer Harman: (X)(X) / / (X)
Marco Johnson: (X)(X) / / (X)
Zolotow brought in, Harman completed and then Johnson raised. Zolotow got out of the way and Harman called, leaving the action heads-up. On fourth, Johnson check-called a bet before leading on fifth. Harman called and then she check-called sixth after picking up a pair of sevens. On seventh street, Harman fired and Johnson called.
"Three sevens," said Harman jokingly as she rolled over the for a low. Johnson breathed a sigh of relief when he saw her hand and tabled the -X from the hole for a pair of aces for the high.
Johnson didn't mind that she joked with him as he said, "The happiness I get when I find out she's kidding makes it fine. I'm happier with her joking than actually showing me three sevens."
"I only joke with a few people," responded Harman.
Rabtsov brought in and Altbregin completed. Rabtsov made the call. On fourth, both players checked before Rabtsov bet fifth and Altbregin called. On sixth, Rabtsov bet again and Altbregin called before both players checked seventh.
Our 16 remaining players just re-drew for seats on two tables. Here's a look at the new lineup, with fresh chip counts.
Seat 1: Kirill Rabstov (525,000)
Seat 2: Sergey Altbregin (440,000)
Seat 3: Allen Kessler (290,000)
Seat 4: George Lind III (120,000)
Seat 5: Frank Kassela (640,000)
Seat 6: Gary Benson (235,000)
Seat 7: Toto Leonidas (115,000)
Seat 8: Blair Rodman (140,000)
Seat 1: Alessio Isaia (550,000)
Seat 2: Vladimir Schmelev (490,000)
Seat 3: Dario Minieri (80,000)
Seat 4: Marco Johnson (345,000)
Seat 5: Steve Zolotow (260,000)
Seat 6: Christopher George (170,000)
Seat 7: Jennifer Harman (174,000)
Seat 8: John Juanda (580,000)
Blair Rodman (X)(X) / (X)
John Juanda (X)(X) / (X)
We picked the action up on fifth street, with Juanda check-calling a bet from Rodman. Rodman led out on sixth street and Juanda called. As the river cards were dealt face-down, Juanda checked dark and Rodman bet. After a bit of hemming and hawing he put in a raise and Rodman called.
Juanda showed for a wheel and scooped the pot. He's up to 630,000, good for the current chip lead while Rodman fell to 155,000.