Greg Mueller raised to 6,300 from early position and Brian Rast made it 19,000 to go from the next seat over. Action came back around to Mueller and he flatted the three-bet.
For the draw, Mueller stood pat and Rast opted for two cards. Mueller flung out a bet of 5,000 and Rast tossed forward a call. Mueller fanned , prompting Rast to muck his cards. Mueller was pushed the pot and now has about 148,000 in chips.
Naoya Kihara opened with a raise from the cutoff and Darren Elias made a three-bet to 15,000 from the small blind. Kihara flatted and both players drew one card.
Elias announced an all in bet, prompting a sigh from Kihara. He peered at his hand and called all in for his last roughly 20,000 in chips.
Elias showed .
"Ten-eight?" asked Kihara, rolling over his own ten-eight with . He quickly realized that Elias' ten-eight was better and Kihara was eliminated from play. Elias, on the other hand, is up to about 125,000
Darren Elias popped it up to 5,000 from the button and Shawn Sheikhan made it 15,500 from the small blind. Action folded back to Elias and he four-bet shipped all in for 48,000. Sheikhan quickly called and stood pat at the draw. Elias went into the tank for quite some time before pulling one card.
Elias was drawing live to make a better hand than Sheikhan's ten low. Without a sweat, he instantly ripped over the to make his ninety-eight and double up. Elias now has about 100,000 in chips while Sheikhan has dropped to around 45,000.
Start-of-day chip leader Jen Harman has recently been eliminated from play. Judging by the shift of chips at the table, we can assume that she fell by the hands of Brian Rast, who now has just around 225,000 in chips.
We arrived at the table in time to find Shaun Deeb all in for his tournament life against Paul Volpe. Both players stood pat and Volpe turned over . Deeb threw his hand into the muck and Volpe raked in the pot. He's now sitting around 110,000.
Simultaneously, on an adjacent table, Bob Bright was also eliminated from play.