Hand #56: Matt Berkey limped on the button as did Martin Finger from the small blind. Matt Stout raised an additional 140,000 from the big blind. Berkey folded as did Finger and Stout took down the pot.
Hand #57: Finger folded on the button. Stout raised to 110,000 from the small blind, Berkey called from the big. On the flop Stout continued with a bet of 110,00. Berkey folded and Stout won the pot.
Hand #53: Matt Stout received a walk in his big blind.
Hand #54: Martin Finger raised to 80,000. Matt Berkey moved all in from the big blind for 650,000 and Finger called.
Finger was way out in the lead as Berkey's rail screamed and pleaded with the deck to bring an ace. They got their wish as the flop brought . As Berkey's rail went nuts, Finger hung his head, knowing that it was bleak to win the hand from this point on. The hit the turn and the the river, meaning that Berkey would double through and is now sitting on about 1.3 million.
Hand #55: Stout opened to 90,000 and the blinds both folded.
Hand #40: Matt Stout raised to 90,000 from his button. Martin Finger tossed out a call from the big blind and the flop brought . Finger checked and Stout did the same, prompting the to fall on fourth. Finger checked again and Stout moved out 100,000. Finger flat called.
The hit the river and Finger checked for a third time. Stout fired 140,000 and Finger called and Stout showed for a straight. Finger mucked his hand and Stout picked up the pot.
Hand #41: Matt Berkey limped from the button, Finger completed from his small blind, and Stout raised to 140,000. Berkey folded and Finger followed suit.
Hand #42: Finger opened to 80,000 from his button. Stout flat called from the small blind and Berkey called from the big. All three players took in a flop of . Three hands rapped the table and the came on the turn. Three more checks prompted the board to finish with the . Three more hands checked and Berkey was able to drag in the pot when he showed the for kings and jacks.
Hand #36: Martin Finger raised to 80,000 from the button. Matt Stout folded while Matt Berkey called. On the flop Berkey checked to Finger who continued with a second bet of 80,000. Berkey folded and Finger scooped the pot.
Hand #37: Matt Berkey was in the small blind.
"YEAHHHHH SMALLL BLIND!!!!" the rail screamed.
Stout raised to 90,000 from the button. From the small blind Berkey raised to 320,000. Finger folded from the big blind. Stout folded and Berkey won the pot.
Hand #38: Berkey folded on the button. Finger folded from the small blind. Stout took his walk in the big blind.
Hand #39: Finger folded his button. Stout raised from the small blind and took down the pot without contest.
Hand #33: Martin Finger opened to 80,000 from the button and both of his opponents folded.
Hand #34: Action folded to Matt Berkey who completed his small blind. Finger checked his big blind and the flop came down . Both checked and the hit the turn. Berkey fired 65,000 and Finger flat called. The river was the and Berkey slowed with a check. Finger bet 80,000 and Berkey thought for about twenty seconds before mucking his hand.
Hand #35: Finger completed from the small blind and Matt Stout checked from the big blind. The flop was . Finger checked and Stout fired 50,000. Finger called to see a turn.
The turn brought the onto the felt and Finger checked again. Stout checked it back and the hit the river. Finger cut out a bet of 155,000 and Stout sat thinking for a moment. Eventually, he put in a raise to 420,000.
"HELLO!" someone from the rail yelled. "FOUR-TWENTY!" The rest of the rail let out a laugh. Back at the table, Finger was deep in thought. A moment passed before he cut out a call.
Stout tabled for a straight and Finger mucked his cards.
Matt Stout, a loyal Dunkin' Donuts customer, visited Starbucks during his 60-minute dinner break. Will that play a factor in his chances at winning his first WSOP bracelet? PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado caught up with Stout shortly before play resumed.
We all know you’re a huge fan of Dunkin’ Donuts. Tell us, did you have Dunkin’s on your dinner break?
No and I am embarrassed and ashamed to say that I went to Starbucks because Dunkin’ Donuts was closed. The sickest part is that last night I was forced to walk into Starbucks wearing my shirt that says, “Friends don’t let other friends drink Starbucks.” I made the trip to Dunkin’s but it was closed last night too. So my friends made me go to Starbucks and I was mortified wearing my shirt. I wanted to change my shirt in the car but I couldn’t find one so I couldn’t do anything about it.
Is there any chance of us seeing you with a Dunkin’ Donuts patch in the near future?
Hey, if they want to sponsor me, I will be in 100 percent.
Do you prefer six-max over full-ring tournaments?
I prefer six-max but I do still like full-ring. A lot of people think full-ring is boring and sometimes I agree. With six-max events, you really have to put in a lot more thought into your strategy and the moves you make. It leads to a lot more interesting hands.
How do you attack six-max differently than full-ring events?
You have to play more aggressive but a lot of it is more how you react to your opponent’s aggression. There are some people who don’t adjust their game for six-max and get crushed but generally the good players are playing ultra aggressive and it makes you think more. You have to bluff-catch more, make good folds, hero calls, and you know just take more risks. It’s definitely trickier and requires more thought. I found that I’m actually more tired from this event than normal because you are playing so many more hands and I’ve just been more mentally exhausted.