With 33 players left and 31 getting paid it a tense time at the tables as this hand showed.
Byron Kaverman opened from the small blind and Philipp Gruissem defended the small blind. They saw a flop of . Kaverman continued for 16,500 and Gruissem made the call. The turn card was the and now Kaverman check-called a bet of 40,000 from Gruissem after a couple of minutes thinking about it.
The river cards fell the and again Kaverman checked; a pause from Gruissem who then moved all in for 147,000. If Kaverman called he would still be in but crippled while Gruissem had put his tournament life on the line.
Almost five minutes ticked by before Kaverman folded with a look of pain on his face.
“Show the bluff.” said John Juanda returning to the table. Gruissem showed one card, the .