The players are on a twenty-minute break.
Action passed to Chad Brown on the button. He opened pre-flop and was called only by the big blind. The big blind checked the flop, allowing Brown to continue with a bet that the big blind raised. Brown called.
The turn fell . The big blind bet, then folded to a raise from Brown. Dragging the pot increased Brown's count to 140,000.
Young: X-X / 3-2-A-J / X
Myerson: X-X / 2-4-10-8 / X
Jason Young's board started developing very well. He bet the lead on fourth street and then again on fifth street, showing three to a wheel. Alan Myerson called each time.
On sixth street, Myerson's board was slighly lower than Young's, causing him to take over the lead. He bet it and was called by Young. Down the river, Myerson checked and then called a bet. Young turned over 6-5-10 for a six-five low. Myerson couldn't beat it and as a result slipped to about 10,,000 in chips. Young has roughly 117,000.
It seems odd for the tournament 's pace to be slowing at this spot but that's what we're witnessing right now. In the 90 minutes since the dinner break ended, only 15 players have been eliminated. Pots played to showdown are a rarity. It might take a while for this tournament to reach the money bubble -- where things will slow down even more.