On the hand following that chop with Pekka Ikonen, Wenlong Jin was all in again, this time from the cutoff, and got a caller in Chuan Shi. Wenlong had picked up another baby pair -- -- and was racing against Shi's .
The flop came , and Jin was way ahead with his set. The on the turn meant the river didn't matter. Jin doubled back to about 1.1 million, and Chi slipped to 1.525 million.
Wenlong Jin has been nursing his short stack for some time now, mostly folding as he waited out others' eliminations. He had pushed all in on a couple of occasions and got no callers, but just now he was all in again from the cutoff for 340,000 and Owen Crowe called from the big blind. Cards on their backs...
The flop came , giving Crowe a flush draw to go with his overcards. The turn added a gutshot straight draw, too. But the river was the , and Jin's ducks survived.
Jin now has around 720,000, while Crowe has slipped back to 2.7 million.