Hand #31: Manig Loeser was first to act. He raised to 40,000. Eric Blair made it 98,000 from the next seat over the both blinds threw their cards to the muck. Loeser came back over the top with a four-bet to 202,000 which was met with more aggression from Blair. Blair cut out a five-bet to 348,000.
After some pondering, Loeser came right back with a six-bet shove for 1.17 million. Blair called and the entire rail stood up from their seats with excitement.
The dealer rapped the table and produced a flop which read . Blair's rail squealed with excitement as their friend paired his queen and took the lead in the hand. This moment of jubilation was short-lived, however, as the drilled the turn and vaulted Loeser back into the lead.
The river was the and Loeser was able to secure a huge double up into the chip lead with about 2.395 million. Blair, on the other hand, has been crippled to about 390,000.