The remaining players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.
It was the last hand of the limit hold'em round when Jerrod Ankenman opened with a raise from the cutoff seat. On the button, Eric Buchman three-bet, and Ankenman called to see a flop.
It came , and Ankenman check-raised. When he did, Buchman raised it right back up to three bets, and Ankenman flatted. On the turn and river , Ankenman check-called a big bet on each street.
Buchman showed up , and it was good. Ankenman spent a long while staring down at his cards, but they wouldn't change. No good, he mucked, slipping to 16,000 while Buchman climbs to about 66,000.
John Juanda completed with the showing, Allen Bari put in a raise with the up, and Juanda called. Juanda was dealt the , Bari the , and the Bari got his last two bets in the middle.
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Bari made a pair of aces on sixth street, they were good, and he shipped the double.
Shortly after that, however, Bari busted at the hands of Richard Brodie.
When we reached their table, Vladimir Kochelaevskiy and Eric Buchman were heads up with the board reading . Buchman led out, Kochelaevskiy raised, and Buchman called.
The river was the , and Buchman slowed down, check-calling a bet from Kochelaevskiy. The Russian opened for a wheel, which was good enough for the high and the low, and he scooped the pot.
John Racener appears to be the third player to crest the first major milestone, sitting pretty with 105,000 chips near the top of the counts.
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Geyer completed, Deeb raised, and Geyer made the call. Geyer called a bet from Deeb on fourth street, and after making an open pair of jacks check-called a bet on fifth. Both players checked sixth and seventh.
"Queens," Deeb announced.
"Jacks-up," Geyer responded, opening . Deeb mucked, and Geyer shipped the pot.
No Limit Hold'em
Phil Hellmuth opened to 2,100 from middle position, Shaun Deeb three-bet to 5,300 near the button.
"Wow, against Shaun Deeb," Hellmuth gushed. "This feels like a call."
He indeed called, leaving about 9,000 behind.
"Expert short-stack play," Deeb told our reporter. "Quote from Shaun Deeb."
The flop came down , Hellmuth checked, Deeb continued and Hellmuth immediately open-folded .
"That might've been good too," Hellmuth professed.
"You were crushed," Deeb countered, showing .
A short-stacked Eli Elezra was all in against Noah Boeken and another opponent before fifth street.
Boeken bet fifth, sixth, and seventh street, receiving calls from the other player in the hand each time. Before the opponent called, though, Elezra turned his up cards face down and said his goodbyes to the tables. The third player in the hand called, but mucked when Boeken tabled for jacks up to win the pot.