Chris Moorman's very spirited and loud cheering section on the rail has been singing for waves from different people. A new dealer, Daniel, just sat down and they wanted a wave. As Daniel was collecting the antes they started to boo him, but he gave them a quick wave and they rejoiced.
Oleksii Kovalchuk raised it up to 75,000 on the button and Ionel Anton called in the small blind.
The flop came and Anton checked. Kovalchuk bet 100,000 and Anton check-raised to 225,000. Kovalchuk made the call and the two saw the turn
This time, Anton bet out 330,000 and Kovalchuk raised to 830,000. Anton called.
The river was the and Anton checked to Kovalchuk who moved all in. Yet again, Anton made a big fold on the river.
Kovalchuk now has around 60% of the chips in play with 6,750,000.
Anton moved down to around 2,200,000 after the hand
Dan O'Brien opened under the gun to 60,000 and Oleksii Kovalchuk called from the big blind. The flop came , Kovalchuk checked and O'Brien bet 70,000. Kovalchuk min-raised to 140,000 and O'Briend fired back making it 250,000. Kovalchuk moved in and O'Brien called.
O'Brien was ahead with the pair of kings but Kovalchuk had the flush draw. The turn came giving Kovalchuk the flush. But O'Brien was drawing live to a king or five. The river came and O'Brien was eliminated in 4th place.
Ionel Anton raised to 68,000 from the button, Chris Moorman then re-raised to 188,000 and Oleksii Kovalchuk 4-bet to 330,000 and incited folds from both Anton and Moorman.
Kovalchuk has around 4,400,000
There's been a lot of raise folding in the last 20 minutes. We haven't seen many flops.
Oleksii Kovalchuk raised to 55,000 on the button and Ionel Anton called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Anton checked. Kovalchuk bet out 75,000 and Anton quickly made the call.
The turn came and Anton checked again. Kovalchuk bet out again for 200,000 and Anton again called.
The river came and Anton checked for the third time in the row. Kovalchuk bet out 450,000 and Anton decided to get out of the way.
Kovalchuk has about 4,075,000 and Anton is down to about 2,700,000
Ionel Anton opened to 57,000 from under the gun and Mazin Khoury moved in behind him. Dan O'Brien, in the big blind, mulled a call, but then folded. Anton called and they were off to the showdown.
Khoury didn't hit any of his draws and was eliminated in 5th place.
Under the gun, Dan O'Brien raised it up to 48,000 and Ionel Anton in the cutoff called.
The flop came and O'Brien bet 44,000. Anton made the call.
The turn came and O'Brien bet out 122,000, Anton again made the call
The river was and O'Brien fired one more bullet of 312,000. This time Anton wised up and made the fold. O'Brien is back up to around 1,400,000 after the hand.
The final table is starting to feel each other out. Since Ruberto's elimination, a hand hasn't gone passed the flop. The blinds and antes amount to 60,000 each hand, enough to help the shorter stacks chip up a bit.
After taking a horrible beat early on at the final table and then doubling up to get back into it, Anthony Ruberto has just been eliminated in sixth place.
Ionel Anton raised it up to 57,000 preflop from middle position and Ruberto re-raised to 187,000. Ionel made the call and the two saw a flop of
Anton checked to Ruberto and he bet 274,000. After a little acting, Ionel moved all in and got a call from Ruberto.
Ionel showed for a set of twos and Ruberto was left behind again with
The turn came to give Ruberto two more outs, but the river gave Ionel quad twos and the knockout of Ruberto.
Anton is up to around 3,300,000 after the hand and is second in chips.