Robert Mizrachi opened to 500,000 in the cutoff and Alex Epstein defended the big blind to see a flop, which both players checked. On the turn, Epstein checked and faced a bet of 600,000 by Mizrachi. Epstein made the call and the river completed a possible back door flush.
Once Epstein had checked, Mizrachi checked behind and tabled his for trips fives as the winning hand.
Matthew Gonzales opened 625,000 first to act and he picked up a call by chip leader Stephen Chidwick in the big blind. The flop fell and Chidwick check-folded to a bet of 325,000 by Gonzales.
James Chen raised to 625,000 from the cutoff and Robert Mizrachi called on the button. The flop came and Chen fired a continuation bet of 425,000, Mizrachi came along and they headed to the turn. Chen bet 1,100,000 and Mizrachi called to create a pot of 4,675,000 to the river.
Chen's third barrel was worth 2,200,000 for just under half the pot and he had about as much behind, which sent Mizrachi into the think tank. After more than two minutes in the think tank, Mizrachi asked Chen whether or not he would show if he folds, but didn't receive an answer.
"You are probably bluffing, this sucks," Mizrachi continued and double checked his cards once more before sending them into the muck.
"You will see on the stream," Chen replied while he dragged in the healthy pot and separated himself from Mizrachi with five players remaining.
Robert Mizrachi opened the action with a raise to 525,000 in the cutoff and found resistance in Stephen Chidwick, who three-bet to 1,300,000 on the button. That shut down all further action and the pot was sent to Chidwick.
In the next hand, Alex Epstein limped the small blind and James Chen checked from the big blind to see the flop free of charge. Epstein checked and Chen made it 300,000 to go, which Epstein called.
On the turn, the action went check, check, and the river completed the board. Epstein placed a bet of 350,000 and Chen surrendered.
Robert Mizrachi limped the small blind and Stephen Chidwick raised the pot to 750,000 out of the big blind, which Mizrachi called. On the flop, Mizrachi opted to check and faced a continuation bet worth 500,000 by Chidwick. Mizrachi called and the appeared on the turn, which went check, check.
After the river, Mizrachi made it 1,350,000 to go and Chidwick released his cards into the muck.
Alex Epstein raised to 650,000 pre-flop and Wasim Korkis three-bet all in for 2,130,000. James Chen looked interested and asked for an exact count of Korkis' stack. Chen took a glimpse at Erik Seidel's four big blind stack to his immediate right, then back to Korkis' chips.
Eventually, Chen folded, as did Robert Mizrachi in the big blind. The action was back on Epstein who called.
Korkis, cigarette in his mouth as has been his custom throughout the entire tournament took a swig of water as he waited for the flop which was giving Korkis the lead with two pair.
However, the on the turn gave Epstein a set. Korkis would need to fill up with either an ace or a four, but the river was the and he was eliminated in seventh place.
Alex Epstein raised to 650,000 in the cutoff and picked up a call by James Chen in the big blind. The flop brought and both players checked to the turn. Chen checked once more and Epstein bet 650,000, which Chen called.
On the river, both checked again and the cards were briefly shown as Chen raked in the pot.
Stephen Chidwick raised to 750,000 at the new blind level and Matthew Gonzales re-raised all in for 1,100,000 from the next position.
Alex Epstein eyed the 12 and five big blind stacks of Wasim Korkis and Erik Seidel behind him, as well as spying the stack of Chidwick who had opened.
Korkis then called out of the small blind, Seidel folded and Chidwick called the extra 350,000.
With over 4.5m chips in the middle and Gonzales all-in, the flop came . Korkis checked and Chidwick bet 1,000,000. Epstein took his time, asked how much was in the pot, and raised to 2,800,000. Korkis folded and action was on Chidwick.
Chidwick tanked and then moved all in for 10,300,00. Epstein looked into the distance and folded.
Chidwick held the nut flush draw against the aces of Gonzales who would need to hold to stay alive. The turn was the giving Chidwick extra gutshot outs.
The river was the and Gonzales quadrupled his stack, with Chidwick moving ahead of Epstein at the top of the counts.