Break is now over and play has resumed.
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
Players are now on their first 20-minute break of the day.
Ali Eslami opened for 45,000 from middle position and action folded around to Allen Kessler on the big blind, who three-bet to 115,000. Eslami called.
The flop came and Kessler announced a 200,000 bet. Eslami folded.
Brian Rast opened to 42,000 from the button and Daisuke Endo called from the big.
The flop came and Endo checked, prompting a 49,000 bet from Rast. Endo folded.
Many of the hands have recently been raise-it-and-take-it or simply a walk as we approach our first break of the day.
In a small vs. big blind situation, Dajuan Whorley called and Daisuke Endo checked his option.
The flop came and Whorley led out for 26,000, which was enough to make Endo fold and earn him the pot.
Mika Paasonen announced a pot-sized raise for 70,000 from middle position and Brian Rast reraised to 120,000 on Paasonen's direct left. Action folded back around to Paasonen who went all in for his remaining 6,000. Rast flung in a call.
The flop came , which actually improved Paasonen's chances with an open-ended straight draw even though Rast caught a set.
The turn came a and the river brought a , filling Paasonen's straight and doubling him up to approximately 260,000.
Brian Rast opened his button with a raise to 44,000 and Daisuke Endo defended his big blind.
The flop of saw both players tap the table, and when the landed on the turn, Endo led out for 80,000 to force a fold from Rast as Endo moves to 310,000 in chips.
Brian Rast opened to 45,000 and Allen Kessler made the call from the button before Ali Eslami slid out a three-bet amounting to 130,000.
Both Rast and Kessler made the call as the dealer spread a flop which brought about a continuation-bet of 170,000 from Eslami. Rast smooth-called from a few seats over before Kessler released his hand and the was produced on the turn.
Taking the passive route of checking, Eslami would then be faced with a bet of just 56,000 from Rast. Eslami considered all his options before making the call as the river of the completed the board.
Eslami checked and Rast pushed out 193,000, which after nearly four minutes of tanking, resulted in Eslami folding his hand to slip to 265,000 while Rast climbs to 1,525,000 in chips.