ggbn opened to 125,000 from the button and a short stack in the small blind got his last 610,000 all in, a minor 12 big blinds. ggbn sighed and called it off to head into showdown with versus . The flop gave the German middle pair, but it would not hold up as the turn and river restored the preflop order.
"Really?" ggbn said with a rather annoyed voice, but has little reason to be upset with a big stack of seven million.
In the meanwhile, the field has been reduced to just 33 players out of the 94 entries.
First to act, Grzegorz Idziak moved all in for 560,000 and was called by Csaba Sztreborny and Luca Marchetti. The duo checked the flop and Sztreborny check-folded the turn to a bet of Marchetti.
The on the river was a blank and Idziak headed to the rail. For Marchetti, it was the second player he sent to the rail in rather quick succession after he had previously taken care of Steve O'Dwyer as well.
From early position Anthony Romanello moved all in for his last 605,000 and TELY in the cutoff asked for a count, then called. No further player was interested in the pot and the cards were turned over.
"Sixes are hard to beat, you gotta stand up," Mike Leah in the one seat said. The flop was devastating for Romanello, though, and he was drawing dead on the turn to make the river a formality. Roberto Romanello is also no longer to be found anywhere, which reduces the Romanello's still in contention on Day 1b to just Nicholas.
Usman Siddique raised to 90,000 and Andrei Krylou defended his big blind. On a flop of , Krylou checked and called a bet of 70,000 by Siddique. On the turn both players checked, and Krylou's bet of 320,000 on the river forced a fold. Krylou's countryman Aliaksei Boika is no longer in contention and sits on the rail while listening to music.
The current chip leader appears to be "ggbn", who just won a pot without showdown. ggbn raised to 125,000 and the big blind called, then check-called a bet of 175,000 by ggbn on the flop. After the turn two checks followed and ggbn made it 375,000 to go when the river was checked to him. That forced a fold and the German raked in the pot without showdown.
A few minutes later, Steve O'Dwyer, who had last been spotted with around 1.1 million, departed from the very same table.
Mehrshad Hossein Pour raised to 90,000 in the small blind and the big blind called. On the flop and the turn, both players checked. Pour also checked the river and his opponent bet 80,000. Pour called and was shown for a bluff, which Pour had beat with the .
Jeff Hakim had to forfeit a big portion of his stack after betting 485,000 on the river of a board . His sole opponent was Csaba Sztreborny in the big blind and he called to see Hakim turn over for ace-high and a busted gutshot only. Sztreborny had that beat with for top pair and won the pot.