On a flop of we saw Kevin MacPhee and the player in the hijack check to Phillip Mighall on the button. The player from the United Kingdom bet out 3,500 and just MacPhee called.
MacPhee check called another 6,100 on the on the turn and checked for the third time on the river. Mighall bet out 15,000 - or something a little less but there were three 5,000 chips in the middle - with 15,000 in chips behind.
MacPhee asked to see how much he had behind, picked up chips enough to put his opponent all in, but seemingly changed his mind and folded after some thinking.
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Vasili Firsau from Belarus in the cutoff opened to 1,350, and Jason Wheeler on the button three bet to 3,500. Both blinds folded, Firsau made the call.
Firsau checked to Wheeler on and Wheeler bet 3,500. Firsau now raised to 8,900 and Wheeler called in position.
The fell on the turn and Firsau bet out 14,850. Wheeler had seen enough and moved all in for 39,075 more. Firsau thought long and hard and seemed not really sure what he wanted. The small blind asked for the clock and after the floor came over, Firsau asked the dealer to pull in the 14,850 from Wheelers allin. The floor started the minute countdown after that was quickly done.
Firsau eventually folded with about 15 seconds left to act. While Wheeler was stacking his newfound chips, Firsau had some angry words for the French player in the small blind for asking the clock while not involved in the hand. The French just shook his head a bit and mumbled; "They don't change", talking about the cards in Firsau's hands seconds before.
Mike Leah opened to 1,200 from under the gun and was called by Christiano Blanco in middle position. Joseph Cheong then raised it up to 3,700 from the hijack which forced a fold from the players on the button and blinds.
Both Leah and Cheong made the call before the flop came out . The action checked around to Cheong who threw out another bet of 5,000 which only interested Leah as Blanco mucked his hand.
The fell on the turn and both players checked before the completed the board. Leah thought for a moment before betting out 7,000 which was enough to take down the pot as Cheong mucked his hand.
We arrived at the table with 10,200 in front of Kevin MacPhee who was seated in the hijack. Andrey Zaichenko then raised it up to 23,000 before MacPhee moved all in for 70,800 in chips. Zaichenko snap called before both players tabled their cards.
The board ran out to see MacPhee improve to a set of queens as he took down the large pot.
Ole Schemion is up to his old tricks again. That trick is easy to describe (amassing chips), hard to learn.
On a flop of Schemion was seen betting 3,150 from the cutoff. His opponent on the button, Patrick Sacrispeyre, threw in two 5,000 chips. We're not sure if he made it 10,000 or said a number he wanted to raise to with that move. We are sure that Schemion three bet to 17,150 though. Sacrispeyre thought for a minute or two before moving in. Schemion snap called.
The turn and river didn't help Sacrispeyre and the man from Morocco made his way to the exit. Schemion was still stacking chips minutes later.
Isaac Haxton was seen walking out the tournament room for the second time. We have no details about his second time getting eliminated, but we are sure he won't be seen again. We couldn't find Dermot Blain anymore, so we assume he's out. That, or he's on a very long break or hiding from us.