The players are now on a 20-minute break.
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Ville Mattila and Ludovic Lacay each put 200,000 chips into the pot in a battle of the blinds, and they took a heads-up flop of . Ville Mattila, ever the deliberate actor, announced, "Bet," but he remained absolutely motionless, hands over his cards. Lacay chuckled a little bit, and the dealer leaned forward and asked Mattila how much. After another thirty seconds or so, he stated that it would be 325,000. Lacay quickly reraised, and Mattila got himself all in for 1.535 million total. Lacay had him well covered, and the cards were quickly on their backs:
Mattila: (set of sixes)
Lacay: (top pair, flush/open-ended straight draws)
The turn further improved Mattila to top set, and the river was safe enough to double him up in a big way. He's up close to 3.5 million now, taking over the chip lead from Lacay.
Under the gun, Daniel Alaei raised to 200,000, and Ludovic Lacay came along with a call from the big blind.
The flop brought , and Lacay knocked the table. Alaei continued out with a bet of 400,000, and Lacay didn't delay making the call.
On the turn, both players methodically checked (after methodically double-checking their hole cards), and that brought them to the river. Lacay took the lead now, sliding out 710,000. Alaei sized up the bet and his opponent before firmly saying, "Call."
Lacay tabled for the flush, and Alaei could only shake his head as he saw the bad news. He mucked, and Lacay dragged that hefty pot. Chips counts forthcoming.
Daniel Alaei opened the pot from under the gun with raise to 175,000. Ville Mattila was in the small blind and reraised to 605,000. Action moved back over to Alaei and he thought about it for a bit. Eventually, he reraised the pot. Mattila moved all in and Alaei called, not looking to happy.
He held the against the for Mattila.
The flop came down and Alaei picked up some outs to a flush. Hitting a queen though would give Mattila a straight.
The turn was the and Alaei spiked his spade for the flush. The river then completed the board with the .
"That's right, Danny!" yelled out Tommy Le, who is seated over with Steve Sung railing and supporting Alaei. "Boom!"
Alaei was all in for 1.925 million in chips after the 175,000 was pulled in from each player, putting him at 4.28 million now. Mattila dropped to 1.34 million.
From the button, Trevor Uyesugi opened to 280,000, and Daniel Alaei was thinking sinister thoughts. From the big blind, he stared down Uyesugi's small remaining stack, then announced a covering rereaise. Uyesugi was promptly all in for 405,000 total, and the cards were on their backs:
The flop was a good start for Uyesugi as it came down to pull him into the lead with two pair. The on the turn was an awfully dangerous sweat card, and the on the river was the death knell for Uyesugi. Alaei makes his trips to win the pot, taking the rest of his opponent's chips and sending him out the door in fifth place. It's not what he wanted today, but Uyesugi will pick up almost $200,000 as a consolation prize before he leaves the building.
From the cutoff seat, Ludovic Lacay raised to 160,000, again for the minimum raise. Daniel Alaei flatted on the button and Miguel Proulx flatted from the small blind. Ville Mattila reraised to 800,000 from the big blind, potting it. All three of his opponents folded and Mattila picked up the pot.