Hand #19: Five-handed action commenced with a raise from Adam Richardson to 1,100,000, called by Howard Mash in the big blind. Mash checked the flop and Richardson bet 700,000. Mash called again. The turn: . Mash led out for 1,500,000 and Richardson folded.
Hand #20: Jim McNurlan opened to 1,300,000, called by Richardson on the button. Small blind Mash raised to 3,600,000 prompting two quickish folds. Mash picked up nearly 3 million chips with that one three-bet.
Hand #21: Richardson limped the sb for 500,000, Donald Matusow checked his option. The flop came down and saw a check from Matusow and a bet of 600,000 from Richardson. Matusow made the call for a turn. Betting dried up at this juncture, with checks here and on the river. Matusow tabled for a straight and took the pot.