The two remaining players, Erle Mankin and Paul Michaelis are acting fast while also chatting. Here are some of the hands we've just followed:
Hand #1: The flop was , Mankin check-called the 7,000 bet of Michaelis. The turn was the and Mankin check-called the 17,000 bet of Michaelis. The on the river completed the board and they both checked. Mankin showed for two pairs with the queen kicker. Michaelis showed for the same two pairs but mucked the rest as it was a lower kicker.
Hand #2: Mankin raised to 8,000 and Michaelis called. The flop gave them and Michaelis check-called the 7,000 bet of Mankin. The turn was the , Michaelis opened to 10,000, and Mankin called. The on the river completed the board, Michaelis bet 36,000, and Mankin folded.
Hand #3: Michaelis raised to 6,500 and Mankin called. The flop was the and Mankin check-called the 6,000 bet of Michaelis. The came on the turn and Mankin check-called the 12,000 bet of Michaelis. The on the river meant Mankin check-called the 25,000 bet of Michaelis. Michaelis showed for two pairs, sixes and fours. Mankin mucked.
Hand #4: Mankin raised to 6,000 and Michaelis called. The flop came , Michaelis checked, Mankin opened to 6,000, Michaelis raised to 16,000, and Mankin went all in. Michaelis stood up, asked for a count, had a think, and then decided to call. Mankin still had 136,500 behind.
The turn was the and the river was the so Mankin doubled up.