Last year's Main Event runner up, Jesse Sylvia, three-bet to 12,300 after another player had opened for 5,000. The original raiser thought for a bit before looking up at the dealer and saying he was all in. He had Sylvia covered for his last 45,000 or so. Sylvia called immediately.
The flop was , giving Sylvia a broadway straight and leaving his opponent drawing to a backdoor flush or a chop. The board finished out with and , and Sylvia doubled up.
We came to the action with the board of already showing. It appeared everyone checked to David Peters on the button who bet 13,200. Chris Karambinis, in the small blind, raised to 27,500 and a player in middle position called the raise and with another player in late position folding.
With action back on Peters, he went into the tank for about 3 minutes and ended up making the call. Then came the river and Karambinis led for 22,000. It was the middle position player's turn to tank and when he surfaced he moved all in for about 93,000. Peters reluctantly folded to the shove and the hands were tabled.
All Peters could do was shake his head when he saw the middle position player's hand. He got up and walked away for a few seconds. Karambinis had the player covered and his opponent hit the rail. When Peters came back he told Karambinis he had . In the end though, it was Karambinis stacking a lot of chips.
A player in early position raised to 5,200 and when action was upon Chris Bolek in the cutoff he made it 12,800 to go. The early position called but not before thinking about his options for a quite a bit.
The flop fell and the early position player check-called Bolek's bet of 8,500. The early position player checked again when the turn came. Bolek, who had his opponent covered, moved all in. With the decision back on his opponent, Bolek waited patiently and eventually ended up seeing the player fold.
David Peters moved all in under the gun for 25,500. A player in the hijack made the call, only to see the small blind go all in behind him for 48,800. The hijack thought for a bit before calling.
The flop came , giving the small blind a set and his opponents identical gutshots. The turn brought a , completing their straights. A on the river turned things back around for the small blind, and his full house sent Peters to the rail.
We came to the action as the money went all in on the turn between Yasuhiro Ojiri and John Scaife. Ojiri was the all in player with 96,500. The board read with Ojiri holding for a pair of aces plus the flush draw and Scaife had for two pair. The rive came the give Ojiri the better two pair and the pot.