The tournament has now reached the double-digit mark, having just 99 runners left in the field. All players are guaranteed at least $7,861 but will be looking for that monstrous $635,576 first-place money.
Action fell to Daniel Negreanu in the cutoff, he raised to 160,000 and Patrick Leonard called from the big blind. The flop fell , Leonard checked and Negreanu Jammed his stack. Leonard check-called for less, putting in his 713,142 and the two tabled their hands.
Both players had the same straight draw but Leonard already had a pair and was in an optimal spot. A runout sent the pot to Leonard for a double through Negreanu.
"P Tsokaridis" called a min-raise in the big blind from Daniel Negreanu and the flop landed on the felt. Negreanu hit the tank after a check by "P Tsokaridis". He then shoved and "P Tsokaridis" called for less, putting in 499,905.
"P Tsokaridis" showed , giving them a pair of eights and Negreanu showed for a straight draw.
The turn card left Negreanu in need and a river is just what he was looking for, taking the pot with his pair of johnnies to send another opponent out the door.
"MoSalah1992" pushed 261,888, Tom Delaine shoved as well, totaling 1,649,125, Galen Hall called his 1,531,703, and Leonid "Pwndidi" Yanovich called his 1,015,122 into the middle. All four players tabled their hands with Yanovich having enough to cover the the other three.
Leonid "Pwndidi" Yanovich:
An flop fell on the virtual felt, hitting Yanovich with a pair of aces to take the lead. An turn and river hit on the felt next, giving "MoSalah1992" a rivered straight to take the main pot down.
Yanovich pulled in the first side pot and Galen Hall the second, leaving Delaine with just two big blinds after sending his chips in a few different directions.
Aliaksei Boika raised to 100,000 from middle position and Scott Margereson defended his big blind to see the flop. Margereson tapped to Boika who bet 136,500 and Margereson check-raised to 421,000.
Boika hit the tank but in the end, he shoved for a total of 1,340,946 and Margereson snap-called. Boika tabled for the nut flush draw and Margereson showed his giving him the current best hand with two pair.
The turn left Margereson as the favorite and a river sealed it for him, eliminating Boika from the field as Margereson took a commanding chip lead of the tournament.