From the under the gun position Michel Dattani raised to 12,000 and the agressive Fierro three-bet pot to 45,000 once more. Philippe Boucher was in the small blind and made the call. Dattani was getting a nice price but opted to fold giving us heads-up flop action.
The flop came down and both players checked. The turn was the and Boucher decided to lead out for 42,000. Fierro double checked his cards and threw them into the muck giving Boucher another pot.
The amazing comeback of Alexander Dovzhenko didn't have the pure fairytale ending he was hoping for. He recovered from the second shortest stack yesterday to make today's final table. It was the unstoppable Philippe Boucher who played the baddie in this tale.
The Canadian called a 17,000 raise from Nicolas Fierro and then set Dovzhenko all-in after he potted it. Fierro folded in between and Dovzhenko called all-in very quickly.
Three-handed play has been very interesting with all players being very active. After a bunch of 16,000 raises we've seen almost just as many 56,000 re-pot raises. Michel Dattani was the only player that had his re-raise called but after a 120,000 bet on a flop he took down the pot from Phillipe Boucher.
Michel Dattani started as the underdog, and after a couple of hand playing heads-up his deficit has grown to a point where he could start worrying. The Portugese player raised from the button to 16,000 and Boucher called. The flop came down and Boucher check-called a 16,000 bet.
On the turn the appeared and Boucher checked once more. Dattani counted out some chips and threw in 48,000. Boucher gently counted out the bet and slowly pushed his chips across the line making the call.
The river brought out the and for the third straight time Boucher checked. Dattani pondered for a bit before taking a big stack of 5,000 chips and betting 100,000. Boucher called quickly and we got to see the following cards.
Boucher took down the pot and increased his chip lead to 4:1.
From the small blind Boucher limped and Dattani checked. The flop came down and Dattani check-called a 16,000 chip bet. The turn was the and Dattani check-called 36,000.
On the river the appeared and Dattani checked for the third straight time. Boucher asked for a count of Dattani chips and made sure he got the pot size right. There was 120,000 in the pot and Boucher bet 80,000. Dattani snap-called and got the bad news when Boucher announced he had a pair of queens.
Boucher turned over for the winning full house and Dattani sighed and said he had sevens. Dattani is down to just 78,000 chips.