Hand #143: Mutke raised from the small blind, making it 180 to play, and Polychronopoulos three-bet to 380,000 in defense of his big blind. Mutke could only mutter and smile ruefully while mucking his cards.
Hand #144: Cada opened for 160,000 from under the gun, and Polychronopoulos studied the former Main Event champ, obviously contemplating his entrance into the pot. Eventually, he announced himself all-in from the small blind, and Cada shook his head at having been put in a tough spot. Cada eventually mucked his cards, but his reluctance was evident.
Hand #145: Polychronopoulos raised his button to 190,000, but folded when Carlton shipped his last 1.5 or so million chips.