Joni Jouhkimainen bet 100,000 on a flop of and called off his remaining 105,000 when Veselin Karakitukov put him all in.
Jouhkimainen had flopped top set, while Karakitukov was on a royal flush draw. Karakitukov didn't hit it on the turn, but he did get the to complete a straight. The river came the and the Finnish pro took his lucky golf ball and left the table.
AP Garza was out of position in a heads-up pot against Ben Lamb on a flop reading .
Garza fired a bet of 50,000 with less than that behind. Lamb tanked and used one of his time extensions before eventually folding, keeping Garza alive, who had a stack of 450,000 not too long ago.
- Slepe stave:
Shortly after Josh Arieh doubled up against Ka Kwan Lau, the two tangled in another massive pot that left Arieh the tournament chip leader.
Arieh got his last 515,000 in the middle on a flop of and flopped top set with . Lau was drawing to a flush with .
Lau completed the flush on the turn and left Arieh needing the board to pair to stay alive in the tournament. He got that wish when the fell on the river.
"Did Josh get lucky again," Daniel Negreanu asked from another table.
"He had 14,000. Now he's chip leader," tablemate Robert Mizrachi replied.
Josh Arieh got his last 202,000 chips in against Ka Kwan Lau on a flop of .
Ka Kwan Lau:
Arieh had flush and straight draws against the pocket aces of Lau and hit the straight when the turn came . The river completed the board and Arieh doubled up.
"Oh baby! Daddy's back," Arieh said as he dragged in the pot.
"What a heater. I had 14,000."
A severe short-stack was all in on the flop with a side pot between Jared Bleznick and Jeremy Ausmus. Bleznick bet 50,000 on the flop and Ausmus called.
The turn came the and Ausmus bet 50,000 after Bleznick checked. Bleznick folded and Ausmus showed , while the all-in player had for quads and left Ausmus drawing dead.
The all-in player tripled up on that hand but had all his 32,000 chips in the middle the next hand. Brian Rast called before Bleznick, taking another shot at knocking his opponent out, raised to 75,000.
Rast called but folded when Bleznick bet 150,000 on the flop. Bleznick had and was up against . Bleznick stayed in front the rest of the way and sent his opponent to the rail at last.
Picking up the action on a flop of in a five-way pot, the player on the button bet 15,000 when checked to. Only Ben Lamb and AP Garza called.
Lamb and Garza both checked on the turn and the button bet 60,000. Lamb announced "pot," which got quick folds out of both Garza and the button.
Scott Seiver potted preflop and was called by Alexander Petersen. "I call that obvious bluff," Charles Sinn said before also calling.
The flop came and all three players wound up all in, Petersen for around 66,000 and Sinn for 147,000 more.
Sinn was in the lead with a set of tens, but the board ran out to improve Petersen to a straight. He tripled up, while Seiver handed over a double up to Sinn.