Igor Kurganov raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and Chance Kornuth called from the button. Both blinds folded and it was heads-up action to the flop. Kurganov bet 80,000, Kornuth called, and then both players checked the turn.
When the completed the board on the river, Kurganov led out for 240,000 and Kornuth thought for more than a minute before making the call. As soon as he did, Kurganov sent his cards to the muck, meaning Kornuth won the pot without having to show down.
Chance Kornuth raised from the button and Oliver Price defended his big blind. Price proceeded to check-call a bet of 75,000 on the flop, and then he checked after the dealer burned and turned the . Kornuth moved all in, and Price used two hands to slide in his stack of 380,000.
Price held top pair with a gutshot, and he needed to improve as he was behind the pocket rockets of Kornuth. The dealer burned one last time and put out the . Price missed and was felled in fifth place for AU$190,320.
Igor Kurganov opened for 70,000 from first position and action folded to Phanlert Sukonthachartnant in the small blind. The APPT 2015 ACOP High Roller champion moved all in for 228,000 and Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind asked for a count. As soon as he got it, he flat called. Kurganov knew enough and folded his hand to leave the two of them to it.
The flop favored O'Dwyer but Sukonthachartnant had a live draw. The on the turn gave him some additional outs but the on the river wasn't one of them.
Sukonthachartnant, truly one of the biggest names in poker, made his exit in 6th place for AU$131,760. The remaining 5 players are now guaranteed a pay day of AU$190,320.
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant opened for 55,000 and was met by an all-in three-bet by Michael Egan. When action reached Chance Kornuth in the small blind, he moved all in over the top and Sukonthachartnant got out of the way.
Both players held the same hand, and a chop was guaranteed after the flop came down . The turn and river made it official, and Kornuth and Egan split the pot.
Chance Kornuth made it 51,000 from middle position and Steve O'Dwyer in the big blind was the only caller. O'Dwyer and Kornuth both checked on before the hit the turn. O'Dwyer bet 70,000 and Kornuth called. The completed the board and O'Dwyer now bet 135,000. Kornuth, with a wry smile on his face, folded reluctantly.