It's the loudest it's been in here in 90 minutes, and it's still nearly silent. The players are marching out, they've escaped for 15 minutes, and we'll be back with some fresh chip counts for you.
The past two-levels have been a relative double-up fest. Here is another for you featuring Andy Moseley (or Brad as Jack Effel likes to call him?!) and Alex Dovzhenko.
Moseley open shoved for 169,000 and Dovzhenko called.
Andy (and not Brad) doubled up.
Amir Lehavot has a penchant for the check-raise. He has used it quite a lot during this tournament and here he is again putting it to good effect.
Michael Drummond raised to 44,000 in the hijack seat and Lehavot called in the big blind. The lovely blonde dealer gave us a lovely looking flop of and Lehavot checked for Drummond to bet 52,000. After a quick stare from beneath his trademark brown cap, the man from Isreal popped it up to 127,000, and Drummond called. The turn was the and a 112,000 Lehavot bet prompted a snap-fold from Drummond.
Thibaud Guenegou was under the gun and Andy Moseley was in the big blind, and when we walked up to the table, all the chips were already in the middle preflop. Guenegou was the shorter of the two stacks, and he had out in front of him. His neighbor Moseley was racing for the knockout with .
The flop came , and Guenegou expressed his approval with it. He was well in front now, and the turn and river have secured his double. He had 531,000 to start the hand, so he's up to 1.096 million now. Moseley, on the other hand, is left with the shortest stack in the room.
Elio Fox raised to 40,000 in the first position and the action folded around to our unofficlal WSOPE Player of the Year Shawn Buchanan, and he three-bet to 90,000. The big blind folded and Fox immediately announced that he was all-in and Buchanan called instantly. The bet was for 435,000 and Fox was the player with his tournament life in jeopardy.
You can't win them all Shawn!
Alex Dovzhenko opened to 42,000 from middle position, and Andy Moseley three-bet shoved from the button. It was 382,000 total, and Dovzhenko didn't waste much time surrendering.
Two hands later, Dovzhenko made the same open, and this time Moseley flatted to see the flop. Heads up, the dealer spread , and Dovzehnko continued out with another 45,000. Moseley flatted again, and the turn went check-check. The river came the , and when Dovzhenko checked again, Moseley announced, "A hundred," as he slid out a stack of grays. His opponent tanked for a bit this time, but the result was the same fold.
As you can see by the trend, though, Dovzhenko is still chipping upward in general.
Alex Dovzhenko raised to 42,000 from the hijack and Michael Drummond three-bet to 108,000 in the cut-off. Drummond covered up the right side of his face as the action folded back around to Dovzhenko and after a few minutes Dovzhenko four-bet to 240,000. Drummond had a quick peak of his cards and decided to cut his losses with a fold.
With the table folding around to the blinds, Jake Cody pulled back his small and tossed out 50,000 in the form of two red T25,000 chips. Silver quickly called, and Cody just check-folded the flop.
What are you going to do when the guy on your left has 160 BBs?
Arnaud Mattern has just found himself in a gem of a situation over at the secondary table.
Brian Roberts raised to 43,000 under the gun and Amir Lehavot cold called in middle position. Arnaud Mattern was in the cut-off and he moved all-in for 288,000. Roberts folded and Lehavot made the call and it seemed he was laying a little trap for Roberts.
Mattern was in a great spot and after fading a king and heart on the river he doubled up. Bizarrely, Mattern had only found aces v kings one previous time in his tournament history and now it has happened twice in one tournament!