Dustin Woolf opened for 33,000 from middle position and Vitaly Lunkin three-bet to 62,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Tom Marchese in the big blind, who asked Lunkin how much he had behind. Lunkin cut down the 85,000 he had behind and Marchese slid in a 180,000 reraise, putting Lunkin to a decision for the rest of his chips. He made the call.
The board ran out and Lunkin doubled up to 312,000. Marchese was left with 465,000.
It's Day 3 of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'Em event, the World Championship of this game type featuring some of the best hold'em players in the world.
From a field of 268, we still have 25 players. They're all guaranteed a payday of some sort here before they leave, but the real money lurks later tonight at the final table. We've got to get rid of all but nine of these players first, then we can move over to the featured table and play for the big bucks and that coveted gold bracelet.
We're scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. restart, and that's coming up awfully quick. There are no signs of life over here in the Orange section of the Amazon Room yet, but that should be changing shortly. Soon the bags will come out and the three vested dealers will take their seats and prepare their decks, and then we'll have players in here before you know it.
Sit tight but don't wander too far; Day 3 is coming up!