In the first hand back from the break, Paul Varano opened with an all-in raise of his last 260,000 from middle position, and it folded around to Steven Kelly who called from the small blind. Reagan Leman folded from the BB. Cards on their backs...
Unfortunate timing for Varano. The board came , and we are now down to six players. Kelly chips up to 910,000.
Action folded to Paul Varano who opened to 50,000 from the cutoff. Derric Haynie folded his button, Dustin Dirksen surrendered his small blind and Brett Shaffer moved all in from the big.
Varano asked for a count and after the dealer cut it down, she told him it was 444,000 more. Varano thought for a second then called.
Shaffer grabbed his bag and stood up out of his chair as the dealer flopped . He paused, noticing he was now in the lead. He began to sit back down as the turned and by the time the had rivered he was back in his seat pulling in his newfound chips.
Shaffer more than doubled to 895,000 chips and Varano is in trouble with just 251,000.