On a flop of , Alexey Makarov put out a bet of what looked like 40,000. From there John O'Shea potted from the button, and him and Makarov ended up getting all the money in the middle.
Makarov had a wrap straight draw with a huge low draw, while O'Shae had flopped three deuces with a higher low draw.
The turn was the giving O'Shea a boat, but Makarov a low and it looked like it would be a chop from there, but the came on the river giving the two players the same wheel for the low. With that, Makarov fell from his position atop the chip counts while O'Shea gained some ground as the players approached the final table.
We didn't catch the action of the hand but we do know that Vladimir Shchmelev just quartered John O'Shea in a huge pot. O'Shea was holding aces, but they didn't hold up against Shchmelev's hand and he raked in the huge pot.
He's now the overwhelming tournament chip leader with everyone nipping on his heals.
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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.