Just as soon as we returned from break we found Joshua Weiland all in and at rick against Ashly Butler. Butler was holding on a board of and it must have been good as Weiland mucked his cards and headed to the payout desk.
Mel Judah and Alexey Makarov got all in before the flop.
Makarov had double-suited aces with an ace-deuce, a dream hand. The dream got a little scary when , giving Judah two-pair. A turn gave Makarov both nut flush draws, but Judah picked up the low with six-ace. The river was the , and Makarov flicked his cards to the middle in disbelief.
Alexey Makarov, Andrey Zaichenko and Vladimir Shchemelev are three Russian poker giants, all seated at the same table here on Day 3 of Event #46. Sandwiched between the three of them is John O'Shea, who seems to be having a bit of trouble adapting to them.
In one hand, O'Shea opened to 25,000. In the next seat over Shchemelev potted it to 90,000. Action folded back around to O'Shea who let his hand go.
“Maybe that will teach you not to steal my big blind,” Makarov said to O'Shea. “If you try to steal my big blind, my friend will raise you.”
“I've to got deal with the Russian tag team here,” O'Shea joked. “I look at him you punch me, I look at you and he punches me!”
O'Shea is down a bit from where he started, is still alive despite being the tasty meat inside a Russian sandwich.
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