At the end of the first break we have already narrowed our starting field of 27 players down to just 12. Here are their current chip counts as we are just two players away from our unofficial final table.
Gian Carlos Oliveri raised to 38,000 from middle position. Both Alex Martin and Lex Veldhuis called in position before James Schaaf three bet to 150,000 from the small blind. Oliveri folded but Martin moved all in for 654,000 total. Veldhuis folded and Schaaf went deep into the tank. After a few minutes he decided to call but was upset to see his behind the of Martin.
The board ran out a sweat free and Martin doubled up. At the break, he is our chip leader with 1.985.
From early position, Gian Carlos Oliveri raised it up to 35,000 and from late position, Dejuante Alexander re-raised all in for 180,000. Oliveri made the call and flipped over . Alexander hung his head and flipped over to be way behind.
The board ran out and Alexander hit the rail. Oliveri is now up to 500,000 after the elimination.
Two more eliminations and we will have an unofficial final table.
Tim West opened the action with a raise to 38,000 in middle position. Diana Allen made the call in the hijack and Jason Somerville came along from the button. While the big blind was thinking and asking the dealer a question, a slight altercation occured between him and Allen about the amount of the raise. The argument moved to the way she was wearing her sunglasses and eventually, the player in the big blind decided to fold,
Allen composed herself and saw the flop three ways. West checked, as did Allen and Somerville bet 55,000. West check-raised all in and Allen asked for a count. After both West and the dealer counted out about 550,000, Allen announced that she was all in and Somerville got out of the way.
Allen had flopped a set with both was not in the clear yet. The of West was still very much alive. The turn was the . Allen asked for a black card on the river and she got it. The gave West a meaningless two pair and he finishes the tournament in 15th place.
With that pot, Allen now has 1.6 Million of the 9.5 Million chips in play with 14 players remaining.
Shane Rose opened the action with a raise to 35,000. Michael Clark in the small blind moved all in for 110,000 and Steven MIller immediately re-jammed for 326,000. Rose, who didn't seem happy about the action, made the call nevertheless and the hands were turned up.
The flop was and kept Clark in the lead with his pair of Nines. The turn was paint with the but missed all of the over cards that would make a pair. It did, however, give Miller a flush draw and each Rose and Miller made a gut-shot straight draw. The river was the which made Miller a pair of Jacks but gave Rose broadway.
After the stacks were counted out, Rose had just 10,000 more than Miller. He now has 825,000 after knocking out those two players.