Daniel Alaei raised preflop, and Ludovic Lacay called from the big blind to go heads up. The dealer rolled out a flop of , and Lacay check-called a bet of 160,000. On the turn, Lacay took the lead with a bet of 330,000. Alaei stared him down for a long two minutes or so, but he surrendered.
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
From the cutoff seat, Ludovic Lacay raised to 160,000, the minimum raise. Daniel Alaei was on the button and reraised the pot, making it 600,000 to go. The blinds folded and then Lacay made the call.
The flop came down and Lacay pushed to put Alaei all in for his last 500,000 of so. Alaei didn't look too happy, but called anyway. He had already committed over half his chips to the pot already.
Alaei held the for a pair of queens. Lacay held the for bottom two pair.
The turn was the and gave Alaei a better two pair. Lacay did add a flush draw despite falling behind. The river completed the board with the and wasn't what Lacay needed to knock out Alaei.
The two-time bracelet winner doubled up to about 2.3 million in chips while Lacay lost about a fourth of his stack.
Daniel Alaei raised to 160,000 from the button, and Ville Mattila reraised to 520,000 from the small blind. Alaei was already cutting out the calling chips while Mattila was stacking them, and he matched the extra 360,000 to see a flop.
It came , and Mattila took his pause. He verbally announced a bet that was too quiet for us to hear, and before he had to motion for his chips, Alaei shook his head and sent his cards back to the dealer face-down.
Trevor Uyesugi was still out of his chair for this hand, and Ludovic Lacay raised 180,000 into his dead big blind. Daniel Alaei called, and they took a heads-up flop of . Lacay checked, and Alaei was going to bet. He cut out 400,000, broke it down, then shuffled it back together. Then he took four of the chips back onto his stack and cut down the 300,000 and shuffled it back together again. Then he grabbed the four chips back off his stack, cut and shuffled 400,000 again. He moved it forward into the middle, and cut 300,000 of it out into the pot, plopping those four remainder chips back atop his stacks.
Without wasting too much time, Lacay verbally announced a raise and slid out 1.5 million in three towers of green chips. Alaei waited patiently for Lacay to finish, then helicoptered his cards into the muck.
Ludovic Lacay raised and Ville Mattila reraised from the big blind. Lacay called and created a pot of over one million before we even saw a flop.
The flop came down and Mattila bet 260,000. Lacay thought for a moment and then made the call.
The turn brought the and action was on Mattila again. He fired all in for 625,000 and this sent Lacay into the tank for a couple minutes. He checked his holecards again and ever pulled out the amount in order to make the count while counting down his own stack. Eventually though, Lacay made the fold.
Mattila showed the for just trip sixes on board with a king-queen kicker. Lacay smirked, but didn't look too happy as he gave up the pot and a chance to knock out Mattila.
The cards are back in the air. Both Miguel Proulx and Trevor Uyesugi are still missing from their seats so we're three handed for now.
The remaining five players are on a one-hour dinner break.
We'll be back at 9:36 p.m. to resume.