It was looking like the action was about to pick up when the following hand started to play out. Daivd Pham opened to 125,000 from under the gun and Dung Nguyen promptly three-bet to 310,000 on the button. It was then on Blair Hinkle in the big blind. Hinkle opted to shove all in and Pham quickly got out of the way. Nguyen thought long and hard about what to do here, with Hinkle's stack of 1,635,000 staring him in the eye. Eventually opted to fold and Hinkle raked in the pot.
|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
The action has been very slow for the last few orbits, with several players raising preflop and getting no action. It seems the blinds and antes are simply being shared around the table.
The only flop we have seen in the last ten minutes was a hand between Blair Hinkle and Dung Nguyen. Hinkle opened preflop and Nguyen called. On the flop, Nguyen check-folded to a bet from Hinkle
Blair Hinkle opened it up to 100,000 from under the gun and only Theo tran would call out of the big blind. Both players would check on the flop and the turn would land on the felt.
Hinkle fired back up here, betting 110,000 when Tran checked to him. That was too strong for Tran as he sent the pot to Hinkle.
Dung Nguyen now has more than half the chips in play here at the final table. He recently eliminated Kristijonas Andrulis in 7th place and has now taken down another nice pot.
The hand in question started when Daivd Pham opened to 85,000. Nguyen then called and it was on Blair Hinkle in the big blind. He opted to three-bet to 280,000 and Pham got out of the way. Nguyen opted to call and the dealer would ready three cards.
On the flop, Hinkle led for 240,000 and Nguyen quickly popped it to 700,000. That was too much for Hinkle as Nguyen raked in the chips.
Folded to Dung Nguyen on the button, he would flick in a raise to 100,000. Kristijonas then three-bet shoved his small stack and it was back on Nguyen. He made a quick call and the two players turned their hands over.
The cards one the board needed to change something or we would be losing our sixth-place finisher. Unfortunately for Kristijonas, the board was of no help and was eliminated with a $103,995 payday.
Three of the last few hands haven't seen any flop action, with a raise taking down the blinds and antes. Bahman Jahanguiri was recently all-in preflop, but got no competition and took down some chips to stay alive.
Blair Hinkle's rail is getting pretty excited. And when we say "rail", we really mean one rowdy friend. Every time Hinkle rakes in a pot, no matter how small, his rail of one screams, "Oh yeah!" and does a weird little dance. We can't even imagine what will happen if Hinkle manages to win this event.
Zachary Korik had his short stack all-in preflop holding against the of Blair Hinkle. By the time the queen on the turn of a board had been dealt, it was all over for Korik in seventh place.
With that, we are down to six players and each remaining player is guaranteed a six-figure payday.