Kevin Blackwood raised to 85,000 and Jacob Elmore Dahl defended his big blind to see a flop of . Both players checked and then Dahl fired the turn for 95,000. Blackwood called and both players once again checked the river. Dahl announced king-high and Blackwood flashed as winning hand.
Alexandre Thomas from Perth has the support of his rail and the initial momentum saw his stack boost to above one million. As of lately, the Aussie wasn't involved in as many hands and just picked up the blinds and antes again with a raise to 850,000. Shortest stack on table eight remains Michael Seymour with just under half a million in chips.
It had been a slippery slope thus far for Louis Salter with barely any pot going towards the Brit. The stack had taken a big hit as well and Salter was down to 710,000 chips, then opened to 85,000. In the big blind, Matthew Wakeman moved all in and Salter called:
Similar to the previous showdowns over on table eight, the flop was disastrous for the player at risk. Wakeman was already drawing dead to outright win the pot, only running aces could still ensure a split pot. It was all over after the turn and the river didn't matter anymore.
Hot off the press, or more likely the rail, we have been informed that the nickname of Jacob Elmore Dahl is "cactus". The American just picked up a small pot against table neighbor Matthew Wakeman in a battle of the blinds with a set of deuces. A fourth spade on the river however slowed down the action and both players checked it down.