Jacob Balsiger opened to 80,000 and Christopher Soyza as well as Dylan Garland called in the blinds. On the flop , the action was checked to Balsiger and he bet 85,000. Only Soyza called and both then checked down the turn and the river. Balsiger showed and Soyza took the pot with the .
From the cutoff, Park Yu Cheung raised to 85,000 and Christopher Soyza moved all in for what looked like less than 20 big blinds. Cheung snap-called and they tabled the cards with the defending at risk and in need of help:
Soyza nodded, ready to accept his fate, but then the flop fell to give him trips. It was not over yet, as the provided some sweat with the gutshot and flush draw. However, the blank river sent Soyza back into contention and Cheung onto the short stack.
Defending champion Christopher Soyza has dwindled a bit in the chip counts whereas Park Yu Cheung moved all in twice to enforce folds all around. Just now he three-bet shoved into a raise by Jacob Balsiger again and the latter asked for a rough count before forfeiting his invested 80,000 chips.
Dylan Garland lost a small pot to Jacob Balsiger after defending his big blind and then check-folding an ace-high flop. The next hand, Garland limped in from the small blind and Jason Brown raised to 120,000. Garland called and checked the flop .
Brown continued for 150,000 and was called before the fell on the turn. Garland check-raised all in and Brown snap-called after having fired a second barrel worth 250,000.
Brown: for a flopped ten-high straight
Garland: for a turned nine-high straight
The river was a blank and Brown took over the lead from his opponent.
From the button, Jacob Balsiger open-shoved for 12 big blinds and Kevin Andriamahefa made the call from the small blind, Park Yu Cheung folded his big blind.
In the battle of US boys, Andriamahefa was the one at risk and had to dodge kings or plenty of threes in the community cards. However, the flop provided both. Once the turn and river completed the board, he was sent to the rail in 7th place for a payday of A$19,165.