Mihaita Croitoru is up to almost double the average stack after a big river call. Pre-flop, he called 130,000 from the cut-off, but then the player on the button raised to 400,000. Croitoru was the only caller and the two saw a flop of . Croitoru check-called 450,000.
On the turn of Croitoru check-called 650,000 and then on the river of a with no flush draws out there, Croitoru's opponent bet 2.5million, going all-in. Croitoru called and was shown for ace-high and turned over pocket fives, the winning hand.
Mihaita Croitoru is up to 8.8 million chips and while he informed us of the hand information, tablemate Katie Swift declared it one of the best calls she'd ever seen.
Simon Trumper took to the microphone and confirmed that all players on Day 3 will have a min cash of £5,000 locked up, and that a decision of when the clock will be stopped and how many more hands will be played is to be taken during the last level.
Joining the action on the turn, Steve O'Dwyer checked in the big blind and Lucas Reeves bet 575,000 from under the gun. O'Dwyer called and checked again the river.
Reeves now bet 1,350,000 and O'Dwyer spent a decent time in the think tank before tossing in the chips for the call. Reeves showed for a straight and O'Dwyer stared at the board for another half minute with a somewhat confused expression in the face.
In just over two and a half hours, the players will be bagging and tagging for the night, and by then they will be in the money as long as they haven't run out of chips. Until then, a few obstacles remain to be mastered during the last two levels of the night, and the screens show 268 hopefuls out of 551 entries on Day 2 remaining.
John Eames raised to 135,000 and Andreas Hoivold called on the button, as did the big blind. The flop fell and the big blind checked. Eames continued for 200,000 and Hoivold was the only caller before facing another bet worth 480,000 on the turn.
Again Hoivold called before Eames emptied the clip on the river by making it 750,000 to go. Hoivold reluctantly called and Eames announced jack-high, then mucked his cards. Hoivold showed for queens and tens, and won the pot.
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Neel Murthy raised to 140,000 only to find Ho Yin Lee put his 300,000 chips short stack over the line right behind him. Philipp Gruissem on the button attempted to raise to 440,000 but was instructed by the dealer to put in an additional 20,000 to make it a complete raise. Gruissem obeyed.
Back on Murthy he made the call, and the three players saw a flop, that got checked through. Murthy took a stab at the pot on the turn, and Gruissem quickly mucked his hand leaving the pot to be decided between Murthy and Lee.
The river brought a blank, and Murthy raked in the pot to bring himself over the 10 million mark.