Joining the action on a min-raised pot to the turn, [Removed:215] checked and Henrique Pinho bet 330,000. Groppi called and the river completed the board. Groppi checked again, Pinho bet 550,000 and the Frenchman was in the think tank.
"You are playing the board, eh?" he asked. Pinho, usually very talkative, now said nothing but just started back. Groppi eventually called and Pinho immediately let out a "lucky river" before showing his . Groppi chopped with thanks to the straight on the board.
Henrique Pinho picked up a few smaller pots again such as one by raising to 125,000 and getting called by [Removed:215]. On the flop and turn was no betting action, the river saw Pinho with a bet of 150,000 and Groppi paid off his .
The Portuguese also three-bet successfully from 125,000 to 350,000 before surrendering those chips one hand later by opening and then folding to the 370,000-squeeze by Groppi.
[Removed:215] had just won a smaller pot and then limped in for 50,000, Henrique Pinho checked his option and they headed to the flop . The Portuguese check-raised from 55,000 to 200,000 and Groppi called before the turn was checked.
On the river, Pinho bet 350,000 and Groppi moved all in. The Portuguese asked for a count and it was deemed to be for 1,255,000.
"Do you have a flush? Jack high flush? ... You don't talk to me now?" Pinho inquired. After two minutes, he eventually called and Groppi indeed turned over the . Pinho mucked his cards, but as per all in showdown the dealer revealed for trips sixes.
Henrique Pinho has increased his lead slightly, albeit without the overwhelming aggression from before. Two limped pots went either way before Pinho then made it 125,000 to go. [Removed:215] called and they saw a flop of that was checked through. On he turn, Groppi check-folded to a min bet and grinned "can you beat four high?"
Two hands later, Pinho raised to 125,000 and was called before Groppi check-folded the flop. The Frenchman got one big blind back by raising to 125,000 himself the next hand.
Henrique Pinho continued his aggression and increased the pressure on his opponents with every hand. Fahd ultimately shoved for 545,000 from the button and [Removed:215] reshoved to see Pinho quickly fold.
This time, the lucky cat ran out of lives with a board of to bust Fahd in 3rd place for a payday of 205,000 Dirhams. There will now be a short break of 10 minutes to set up the heads up.