A player raised to 1,600 from early position, and a player in middle position three-bet to 4,500. The player next to act called, and John Gottwald instantly four-bet shoved for 41,500 from the button. After the original raiser folded, the middle position player five-bet shoved for around 70,000. The remaining opponent, who had around 21,000 behind, sighed and folded.
Gottwald was in a world of trouble with his kings, but he took the news in stride, smiling and shaking his head before the flop could fall. The turn gave Gottwald a flush draw, however, and the river, while giving his opponent top set, gave Gottwalk the nut flush and the winner.
A player raised in the hijack to 1,200 and received calls from Robert Weir on the button, Galen Hall in the small blind, and the player in the big blind. The flop came and action checked to Weir, who bet 3,500. Hall called and the big blind folded. The hijack then shoved for a total of 20,600. Weir thought for about a minute and then folded, putting action on Hall. Hall did the math and decided to call.
Hall had a pair and a gutshot straight draw to his opponent's nines. The turn came to complete his straight, giving his opponent nothing more than the three sixes left in the deck to chop. Unfortunately for him, the river came and he was eliminated from the tournament as Hall reclaimed the chips he recently lost in a pot to Weir.
A player in the cutoff opened to 1,300 and received a call from the player on the button. Robert Weir then called from the small blind and Galen Hall three-bet to 7,000. All three players called and the four of them saw the flop fall . Weir checked, Hall fired a continuation-bet of 8,300 and the players in the cutoff and on the button folded. The action was back on Weir.
"So we meet again!" Weir said.
"No matter how any start," said Hall, laughing.
"It's always you and me!" finished Weir.
"It always ends here!" agreed Hall. "Discretion is the better part of valor," he continued still with a bit of a laugh.
"Indeed it is!" said Weir, laughing a bit as well as he made the call.
The turn came and Weir checked. Hall thought for a bit and then started up again.
"Got that five-six? Trying to hit that gutter? I'm gonna let you bluff on the river," he said as he checked.
"There you go!" said Weir as the dealer turned over the river . Weir checked and Hall checked behind.
Weir tabled for a pair of threes and the table erupted.
"Wow!" somebody said.
Hall smirked, looking back at his cards with his facial expression screaming that he couldn't beat the pair of treys: "serious?!" he said as he started to giggle again. He then mucked his hand and the giggle turned into laughter among both Hall and Weir.
"This is the most fun I've had playing poker in a really long time," Hall said as he counted his chips.
"It has been a blast!" agreed Weir. "It really has! I appreciate you saying that!"
A player in early position raised to 1,500, Chris Grigorian called in the cutoff and the big blind came along.
The flop came both the big blind and the early position raiser checked and Grigorian bet out 1,800. The big blind folded and the preflop raiser called.
The turn got checked through on the and they saw the on the river. Grigorian's opponent was thinking about what to do and Grigorian said, "All I can tell you is, don't bluff."
His opponent bet out 2,500 and Grigorian threw in a 500 chip at the exact same time to call. His opponent didn't table his hand right away and Grigorian said "You don't want to show, I won't show either."
The opponent tabled and Grigorian instantly showed for a set of sixes and yelled, "Ship it to Armenia !!!"
Ryan Leng came to Amazon room with a short stack and he has improved massively in the counts since then. He did lose a pot just now though vs Chen An Lin after he called a 5,000 bet on the river with on the board. Lin turned over for a pair of jacks and it was good for the chips.