Alexander Lynskey opened for 16,000 from the hijack and Steve O'Dwyer three-bet to 36,000 from the button. Both blinds folded and Lynskey moved all in. O'Dwyer instantly folded.
The next hand saw a similar pattern, bit this time it would come to a showdown. Lynskey opened for 16,000 from first position and Steve O'Dwyer three-bet to 36,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Lynskey and he moved in for about 206,000. O'Dwyer instantly called this time.
The board ran out and home town player Alexander Lynskey made his exit in 16th place.
With that just 15 players remain and the tournament is on its bubble. The next player to bust goes home empty handed, the other 14 players receive a minum of A$58,560.
On the first hand of hand-for-hand play Steve O'Dwyer raised to 16,000 under the gun and both Phanlert Sukonthachartnant in the small blind, and Yaxi Zhu in the big blind, made the call.
The flop brought out and both blinds checked to O'Dwyer who continued for another 12,000. Sukonthachartnant check-raised to 25,000 and Zhu folded right away.
O'Dwyer made the call and on the turn the hit, on which Sukonthachartnant opted to check. O'Dwyer threw out a bet of 35,000 and after some tanking Sukonthachartnant called.
The river was the and Sukonthachartnant checked again, after which O'Dwyer bet 80,000. Sukonthachartnant went into the tank for quite some time before folding, and he's now also among the shorter stacks in the tournament.
Igor Kurganov raised to 18,000 under the gun and action folded to the short-stacked Sam Greenwood in the big blind. He waited for action to finish on the other two tables before moving all in for 47,000 total. Kurganov thought about it before releasing his hand, presumably so he can continue to punish the bubble.
Yaxi Zhu opened for 17,000 from the cutoff and Benny Spindler in the big blind made the call. Both players checked on and checked as well on the turn. The river came the and Spindler fired 22,000. Zhu called, but mucked upon seeing Spindler's two pair with .
Igor Kurganov raised to 18,000 under the gun and action folded to Sam Greenwood, who just called from the big blind. The flop saw Greenwood check and then quickly call off his remaining 64,000 after Kurganov moved all in.
Greenwood had flopped a set, but Kurganov was drawing to a gutshot, which became a double-gutter after the dealer burned and turned the . Fortunately for Greenwood, the river was a safe card and he avoided becoming the bubble boy... at least for now.
Jason Koon opened for 18,000 from the cutoff and Oliver Price on the button made the call. Both blinds released and the flop came . Both players checked and the paired the board on the turn. Koon checked, and then called the 23,000 bet by Price. The river came the and Koon bet out a mere 20,000. Price thought about it for a bit before raising to 280,000, with just 60,000 behind.
Koon tanked long and hard, double checked his cards twice, and eventually folded.
"Show one Ollie" Chance Kornuth said with a smile. "For all your fans on the rail" Jason Les added. Price showed the and raked in the pot.
The clock has expired on Level 15, but the blinds will remain 4,000/8,000/1,000 until the bubble bursts. At that time, the clock will then roll over into Level 16. The dead time during the bubble could certainly make what looks to be a long night even longer.
Benny Spindler opened for 24,000 from the button and Yaxi Zhu three-bet to 58,000 from the big blind with about 115,000 behind. Spindler instantly moved all in and Zhu let out a big sigh. She eventually released, and continued with a 19 big blind stack.