It was limped pot with three players and the flop came . Ismael Bojang checked and Steven Buckner bet 50,000. Matt Berkey called and the action was back on Bojang who pushed all-in for around 550,000. Buckner instantly called and Berkey got out of the way. Buckner had flopped the nuts with and Bojang had two pairs with . The turn was the and the river brought the and Bojang was taken out in eighth place.
Royce Matheson raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Anthony Marquez put in a three-bet to 205,000 from the big blind. Matheson four-bet to 560,000 and Marquez five-bet shoved for 1,780,000. Matheson asked for a count and eventually called.
Marquez was at risk with , but well ahead of the of Matheson.
The flop came and Marquez was still in the lead with two kings. The turn sealed the deal with the , and Marquez's rail erupted as the hit the river.
Marquez has now taken over the chip lead and Matheson is left with a little more than 11 big blinds.
There was 160,000 in the pot and the flop came and the action was checked to Steven Buckner on the button who bet 86,000. Brett Murray check-raised to 230,000 and got a call from Buckner. The turn was the and Murray bet 255,000 followed by another call from Buckner.
The river landed the and Murray checked this time. Buckner enthusiastically moved all in for 346,000 and said to his opponent, "Come get me now, big shot!".
Murray threw in some chips, indicating a call, and Buckner turned over for a rivered flush. He then proceeded to dance around the room, cheering, and shouting that he isn't scared to play with the young kids. Murray was left with just 145,000 after the hand.
In the next hand, the action was folded to Murray in the small blind who shipped all in and was called by Daniel Weinman in the big blind. Murray held and was behind Weinman's , but still had live cards. The board ran out and Weinman's full house was too much, eliminating Murray in ninth place.
Royce Matheson has put a puzzled look on his opponent's face after winning back-to-back pots against Ilkin Amirov. The board was with four players still in the hand and the action was checked around to Amirov on the button. Amirov bet 135,000 and Matheson elected to raise to 505,000. The other two players folded and Amirov asked for a count. He tanked for a minute or so and then tossed his cards away in disbelief.
In the very next hand, Matheson opened with a raise to 52,000 from the cutoff and Amirov three-bet to 150,000 from the big blind. Matheson called and the two players saw the flop. Amirov bet 132,000 and Matheson didn't waste any time moving all in for 1,300,000, putting his opponent at risk.
Amirov thought about what to do for nearly five minutes, scratching his head and asking Matheson all sorts of question trying to get some more information. "Why so much?", "Why don't you just raise a little bit?", "Did you start the hand with a pair?", were all question coming from Amirov.
The only response Matheson could muster was, "That's the puzzle, you need solve it." Amirov would eventually lay his hand down still with a confused look on his face.
Action has been fast and furious in the last level. Some notable players to hit the rail include James Mackey (11th place - $26,591), Andy Spears (16th place - $20,434), and Matt Stout (18th place - $20,434).
Here is a look at the eliminations from the day so far: