Samuel Trickett opened with a raise to 58,000 from the hijack seat, only to see Jason DeWitt three-bet it up to 153,000 from the next seat over, the cutoff. When it folded back to Trickett, he four-bet all in, and that drew a snap-fold from his opponent to push the pot to his corner.
Paul Foltyn opened to 60,000 from early position before Jeff Williams three-bet to 170,000 in position. When it folded back to Foltyn, he moved all in for about 800,000 total. and the fold came instantly from Williams. That shove puts Foltyn right up to one million chips.
Peter Gilmore opened to 57,000 in middle position, and he found calling action from Jeff "yellowsub86" Williams' big blind.
The flop came out , and both players checked to the turn. Williams led out into the pot now, slinging 80,000 chips into the middle of the felt. Gilmore quickly called, and the river completed the board. Williams fired 235,000 more chips, and Gilmore snap-called.
He turned up , but his hand was second best. Williams flipped up , and his trip jacks earn him the pot and a chip boost to 2,000,000 straight. Gilmore has slipped back to about 1.85 million.
Our finalists are in their chairs, and quite a crowd of spectators have assembled along the rails and up top in the Jack Link's Lounge. The introductions are under way, and it should be just a moment before we get this show on the road.
In early position, Amit Makhija opened to 60,000, and the table folded around to the blinds. In the big, Perry Friedman announced an all-in reraise for 533,000 total, and Makhija sunk in his chair. And began mumbling.
"...(incoherent)... but maybe I can fold to you, Perry. ...(incoherent)... would be a monster fold."
Makhija had Friedman just slightly covered, so the call would essentially be for his full stack as well.
Finally, he conceded, "I'm not good enough to fold this, I call." And with that, the cards were on their backs:
Makhija pumped his fist at the sight of his correct call, and the race was on for a seat at the final table.
The flop didn't change much, but the on the river opened up a flush possibility and the crowd of spectators leaned in across the rail to catch a glimpse of the river card:
That's a blank, and a quick recount of the chips confirms Friedman's demise. He's out in tenth place, taking him just shy of $50,000 and falling just shy of a spot at the final table.
Our final ten have redrawn and here's they will lineup. We must lose one more player before we reach our "official" WSOP final table and relocate to the main feature table of the Amazon Room.
Seat 1: Jason DeWitt
Seat 2: Manny Minaya
Seat 3: Peter Gilmore
Seat 4: Perry Friedman
Seat 5: Paul Foltyn
Seat 6: Amit Makhija
Seat 7: James Carroll
Seat 8: David Benefield
Seat 9: Jeff Williams
Seat 10: Sam Trickett