With the board already showing , Kenichi Takarabe bet 11,000 and Nicholas Blumenthal called. The hit on the river and Takarabe declared all in. Blumenthal snap-called and the hands were revealed.
Takarabe seemed to be trying to pull a fast one on the river and was none too happy to find that Blumenthal had flopped a straight. Blumenthal said "Of course I'm calling there, but I didn't like the river." The river did pair the board but didn't help Takarabe, who was eliminated.
After the hand Blumenthal had a mountain of chips in front of him totaling around 195,000.
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With the board reading , Geffrey Klein checked the action to Darren Elias who bet 3,700. Klein then raised to 7,500 and Elias called. The turn brought the and Klein bet 12,000 which Elias called. The river was the and Klein moved all in. Elias decided to call, putting his tournament life at risk, and when Klein showed the for a rivered flush, Elias mucked his hand and headed to the payout table.
Chip leader Anthony Spinella raised to 2,300 from under the gun and was called by Moshin Charania from the big blind. The flop came , Charania checked, Spinella bet 3,500 and Charania called. The turn brought the and again Charania check-called a bet of 8,700 from Spinella. The river was the and Charania once again opted to check-call Spinella's bet of 16,500.
Charania showed for two pair and Spinella mucked his hand.
It is carnage in the Amazon Room right now, so much so that our field reporter returned with a stack of PokerNews Tournament ID cards about two inches thick. Here's just a small sample of the bust-outs we were able to witness:
Daniel Buzgon was crippled after losing a crucial flip with against Peter Jetten's when a queen hit on the river. Left with just 1,600 in chips, he moved those all-in the very next hand with after a preflop raise from Seth Hilleren. Hilleren snap-called with and Buzgon was gone after the board was spread .
Denise Molloy was then eliminated at the hands of Michael Hallen after she moved the last of her money in preflop with , but failed to improve against Hallen's . Both paired their ace on the flop but that wasn't enough for Molloy.
And earlier, Karl Mahrenholz moved all-in before the flop with and found himself well ahead of Jeffrey Papola's , but Papola managed to bink a set of fours on the river. All three players have also joined Gabriel Andrade, Derrick Yamada, Michael Minetti and Karl Pirkopf on the rail.