With already 20,000 in the pot, the board read . Michael Santa Cruz continuation bet to 12,000 chips and Egypt's Elamawy then raised the price of admission, re-raising to 37,000. Santa Cruz didn't take long to move all-in for another 90,000. Elamawy took a minute before letting his hand go and nodded his head as Santa Cruz showed him the flopped set , bringing the Arizona native, Cruz, closer to the table chip lead.
Action was heads up between Ji Chan in the big blind and the cutoff player. With 27,800 in the pot already, the turn came, providing a board. Chan, after a few moments, moved all-in for 37,800. After a few minutes of deep consideration, his opponent found the fold and laid down his hand, giving Chan the pot.
WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante helped fill PokerNews in on the preflop action, where Chris Andres had allegedly cold-called a three-bet from the cutoff, after an open from early position. The original raiser called creating a pot of more than 13,000 and they were three ways to a flop.
The flop was and after a continuation bet of 12,000 from the preflop aggressor, Andres moved all-in for about 50,000. The third player in the pot got out of the way after a minute or two of deliberating and the cutoff called all-in for less than Andres' stack.
Andres showed for a flopped set against .
The turn and river didn't change anything and Andres busted his opponent and increased his stack by almost double.