David Baker made it 50,000 to go from late position and Adam Friedman reraised to 75,000 from the small blind. Baker came along and the flop fell , prompting Baker to tap the table for a check. Friedman fired 25,000 into the middle and Baker made the call.
Friedman checked and then raised Baker's bet, making it 100,000 to go. Baker wanted to see the river card and called the raise, bringing the to the table. Friedman fired a final 50,000 bullet and Baker made the crying call.
Friedman tabled the for a flopped set and a boat on the turn, dropping Baker to only 75,000 chips after the hand.
Adam Friedman: ()() - - ()
Paolo Compagno: ()() - - ()
After a bet by Friedman on third street, Compagno raised and put himself all in for his last 84,000. With just a pair of fives, the Italian found himself trailing Friedman's pair of sevens and would need to catch some cards in order to survive. Unfortunately for Compagno, the dealer delivered four consecutive bricks and Friedman took the pot down with an unimproved pair of sevens.
Paolo Compagno finished in eighth place and will take home $24,219 for his run to the final table.
Adam Friedman: (X)(X) - - (X)
Paolo Compagno: (X)(X) - - (X)
After three-bets and four-bets on third street, Compagno was all in for his last 98,000 and would need to dodge hearts on seventh street in order to remain drawing live. Friedman revealed down cards of and a on seventh street for two pair, jacks and fours.
Compagno showed his down cards and before the dealer tossed him his seventh street, he needed to hit an ace for trips, pair another card for a better two pair, or draw a three, four, five or six to complete a low hand for the chop.
Compagno made his low with an 8-7-3-2-A and remained in the tournament.
Ethier led out with bets on every street and Friedman called him down the whole way. After the final betting round, Ethier tabled his down cards of for a heart flush and Friedman tossed his cards into the muck. This win pushed Ethier over 400,000 in chips.
Adam Friedman: (X)(X) - - (X)
Ron Ware: (X)(X) - - (X)
Ware led out on third street and Friedman raised to 40,000. Ware made the call and then led out again on fourth and fifth streets, with Friedman calling each time. On sixth street Friedman fired 40,000 into the middle and with two face cards showing, Ware surrendered the pot.
This win pushed Friedman back over the million chip plateau and he now sits with 1,120,000.
David Baker and Michael Chow played a hand of razz all the way to seventh street.
Baker: (X)(X) - - (X)
Chow: (X)(X) - - (X)
Baker bet on thrid, fourth and fifth streets and Chow made the call each time. On sixth street Baker opted to check and Chow fired a bet of 40,000 into the pot, which Baker called. After the dealer tossed both players their last down cards on seventh street, Baker checked it once more and then called a final bet of 40,000 by Chow.
Baker tabled the a 7-6-5-3-A and Chow mucked his hand.
Aaron Steury raised to 40,000 before the flop and Jonathan Tamayo came along for the ride. The flop fell and Steury led out for a bet of 20,000, which Tamayo called. The turn came and Steury slowed down, checking to Tamayo, who bet 40,000. Stuery made the call and we were off the river.
Steury again check-called a bet of 40,000 and Tamayo tabled the for a full house, jacks full of deuces. Steury mucked his hand and dropped to 615,000 chips, while Tamayo climbed to 585,000.
After Denis Ethier made it 40,000 to go before the flop, Adam Friedman three-bet to 60,000 and Ethier came along. The flop fell and Ethier checked it, prompting a bet of 20,000 by Friedman. Ethier check-raised to 40,000 and Friedman decided to peel one off, making the call.
The turn card brought the and Ethier pushed all-in for his last 39,000 chips. Friedman made the call to put Ethier at risk and we were off to the river, which came .
Friedman tabled the for a full house, threes full of aces, but Ethier bested him with his for a better boat, aces full of threes. No low hand was possible and Ethier survived this all-in confrontation by scooping the pot. He now sits with 310,000 chips while Friedman dropped below the million mark to 910,000.