Hand #16: Nick Schwarmann opened to 35,000 from the button, Justin Oliver folded from the small blind, but Jared Jaffee called in the big blind seat. We saw the flop appear on the felt, and both players checked. The turn was the and both players checked again. The river was the and both players checked, Jaffee winning with .
Hand #17: Oliver made it 32,000 to go, Jaffe three-bet to 69,000 and Schwarmann folded. Oliver paused for 15 seconds before folding.
Hand #18: Jaffee opened to 35,000 and both blinds folded.
Hand #19: Schwarmann opened to 35,000 from the button, Oliver folded and Jaffee called. The first three community cards read , Jaffee checked to Schwarmann who bet only to see Jaffee check-raise to 90,000. Schwarmann went into the tank for 50 second before he moved all-in and was called.
The turn was the and the river the , busting Jaffee from the tournament and leaving Schwarmann with a monster chip lead.
Hand #6: On a flop, Nick Schwarmann check-called a 30,000 bet from Justin Oliver. Both players checked the turn, with Schwarmann leading for 37,000 on the river. Oliver folded and Schwarmann won the pot.
Hand #7: Schwarmann opened to 35,000 from the button and Oliver three-bet to 80,000 from the small blind. Schwarmann folded, showing the as he did so.
Hand #8: Oliver opened to 32,000 from the button, Jared Jaffee folded his small blind and Schwarmann called. The flop came down , Schwarmann checked in the dark, Oliver bet 30,000 and Schwarmann check-raised to 78,000. Oliver, who is being railed by "Cha Cha" his lucky dog, folded and Schwarmann won another pot.
Hand #9: Jaffee opened to 32,000 from the button and only Oliver called (big blind). Oliver checked the arrival of the . Jaffee checked behind.
The turn was the , Oliver bet 35,000, Jaffee rechecked his hole cards before raising to 91,000. Twenty seconds later, Oliver folded.
Hand #10: Schwarmann opened to 35,000 on the button and once Oliver folded it was up to Jaffee to act. Jaffee called and it was heads-up to the flop. Both players checked. The dealer put the onto the green Rio felt and Jaffe led for 50,000 prompting an instant fold from Schwarmann.
Hand #1: Justin Oliver raised to 32,000 from the button and Jared Jaffee, the only blind, folded.
Hand #2: Oliver raised to 32,000 and Nick Schwarmann called. Schwarmann checked dark leading into the flop. Oliver bet 45,000 and Schwarmann called. Both players checked the turn. Schwarmann led for 55,000 on the river and Oliver folded.
Hand #3: Schwarmann raised to 35,000 from the small blind and Oliver, the big blind, folded.
Hand #4: Schwarmann raised to 35,000 and the blinds folded.
Hand #5: Oliver raised to 32,000 from the button and Schwarmann called from the big blind. Both players check the flop. Schwarmann bet 35,000 on the turn and Oliver called. Schwarmann bet 57,000 on the river and Oliver called. Schwarmann had the for two pair.
We have just witnessed a double elimination here in the four-handed event and the tournament is down to three players.
Nick Schwarmann opened to 32,000 when first to act and David Pham called on the button. John Juanda called in the big blind and it was three-handed to the flop.
Juanda checked to Schwarmann who made it 43,000 to play. Pham called, but Juanda sat riffling chips for the best part of a minute before swallowing hard and announcing he was all-in. Schwarmann instantly called, putting the action on Pham.
Pham asked if he called and lost would he finish fourth or fifth; there was a $34,000 between the two finishing positions. As Pham had a larger stack than Juanda, Pham would finish in fourth place if he called and lost. With that information processed, Pham called and we had a three-way all in!
Schwarmann showed and Juanda asked Pham, "Do you have a draw too?" Pham did have a draw as he held . "Well I have the best hand, now." Juanda showed .
The turn was the , a complete blank, but the river was the , competing Schwarmann and Pham's flush, Schwarmann winning huge pot with the nut flush.