Hand #52: Phil Galfond had the button, and raised to 130,000. Both players folded.
Hand #53: Steve Sung raised to 150,000 on the button, Dani Stern three-bet to 425,000 in the small blind, and the action was on Phil Galfond. While shuffling chips, he starte at Stern for a minute or so. He then turned his attention to Sung, tanking for just as long, until he finally folded his hand. Sung acted quickly, reaching for chips and double-fisting 1.3 million into the middle.
Stern moved all in for 3.77 million, and Sung quickly folded.
Hand #50: Dani Stern raised to 125,000 on the button, Phil Galfond defended his big blind, and the flop came . Galfond check-folded to a bet.
Hand #51: Stern was first to act, and raised to 125,000. Stephen Chidwick moved all in for 875,000 on the button, and the action folded back to Stern, who snap-called.
Chidwick was in great shape to double, having Stern dominated, and the flop didn't change much. Stern did pick up a backdoor wheel draw, however, and the turned, keeping the draw alive. Any deuce or five would eliminated Chidwick.
The dealer rapped the table, burned a card, then spiked the down onto the river. Just like that, Chidwick went from a sure double up to out in fourth, earning $353,780.
Stern still commands the shortest stack at the table.
Hand #46: Steve Sung was first to act, and raised to 150,000. Stephen Chidwick three-bet to 380,000 out of the small blind, Sung put in a four-bet, but before the announcer could even say the amount, Chidwick folded.
Hand #47: Dani Stern raised to 140,000 in the cutoff, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #48: Chidwick raised to 125,000 in the cutoff, Phil Galfond tanked for nearly two minutes before calling on the button, and both blinds released. The flop fell , Chidwick quickly led out for 175,000, Galfond tanked once again before raising to 405,000, and Chidwick called. The turn was the , Chidwick instantly checked, and Galfond fired out 1.1 million (effectively 865,000). Chidwick folded.
Hand #41: Phil Galfond was first to act, and raised to 120,000. Steve Sung called on the button, both blinds released, and the dealer fanned, . Galfond led out for 140,000, Sung called, and the turn brought the . Galfond led out for another 300,000, and Sung quickly folded.
Hand #42: Sung was first to act, and raised to 150,000. He won the pot uncontested.
Hand #43: The action folded to Galfond, who called in the small blind. Sung checked his option, the flop fell , and Galfond checked. Sung tossed out 100,000, and Galfond folded.
Hand #44: Sung raised to 180,000 in the small blind, winning the pot.
Hand #45: Galfond raised to 130,000 in first position, Sung called on the button, and both blinds folded. The dealer spread , Galfond led out for 150,000, and Sung called. The turn was the , both players checked, and the completed the board. Both players checked again, and Galfond won with .
Hand #37: Phil Galfond was first to act, and he raised to 120,000, taking down the blinds and antes.
Hand #38: Steve Sung min-raised to 120,000 from under the gun, Dani Stern called on the button, and Phil Galfond called in the big blind. The dealer fanned , Galfond and Sung both checked quickly, and Stern fired out 205,000. Galfond check-raised to 580,000, Sung quickly folded, and Stern folded as well.
Hand #39: The action folded to Galfond, who completed from the small blind. Sung checked his option, the flop fell , and Galfond check-folded to a bet of 60,000.
Hand #40: Sung called from the small blind, Stern raised to 190,000 from the big blind, and Sung limp-re-raised, making it 490,000 to go. Stern moved all in for 2.31 million, and Sung tank-folded.