Joao Vieira opened the button for 650,000 and Kahle Burns called from the big blind. Burns led for 575,000 on [2d5d4c] and Vieira called. Burns checked the [6h] on the turn and called as soon as Vieira bet 1,250,000. The river [8c] had Burns check again and he called the
Start-of-day chipleader Igor Kurganov was first to act and opened for 550,000. His neighbor Kahle Burns flatted before small blind Joao Vieira squeezed to 2.7 million. Jouhkimainen folded his big blind and Kurganov shoved all in for 14 million. Burns now shoved over the top for 20 million and Vieira
Down to just 600,000 in chips with the blinds at 80,000 and 160,000, partypoker PRO Anatoly Filatov shoved under the gun. The action folded to big stack Joao Vieira on the button and he isolated by raising to 1,040,000. The blinds got out of the way. Anatoly Filatov: [7d8d] Joao Vieira: [Ad7s] The
Right after losing a sizable pot to Joao Vieira, John Duthie found himself in a blind battle with the Portuguese high roller again. Joao Vieira limped in from the small blind and Duthie checked. The flop of [4h6c2c] had Vieira check. Duthie bet 250,000 and Vieira check-raised to 930,000. Duthie three-bet
Joao Vieira opened for 350,000 and instantly called Fahad Althani's 640,000 shove. Joao Vieira: [TdTs] Fahad Althani: [KdJs] Althani was already getting up from his seat but sat down as soon as the [KsJc9c] flop was spread. The [Ah] on the turn and [6s] on the river weren't cards Vieira was looking for
Joao Vieira raised to 250,000 in mid position, called by John Duthie on the button. Small blind Igor Kurganov three-bet to 1,300,000, called by Vieira alone. The flop came down [7s4cjc]. After 27 seconds of thinking, Kurganov led for 775,000 but folded immediately when Vieira moved all in for over 6,000,000.
The first and only player to top four million chips in the High Roller Finale so far is Alex Foxen, who pushes John Duthie into second. The field is still growing, and with two one-hour levels left of late registration, it looks like that $1,000,000 guarantee may yet be met
A few more players (see below) took their seats before the first cards of Day 2 hit the air, and we expect late entries to continue at a steady pace.
Roberto Romanello opened the hijack for 365,000 and saw Joao Vieira shove from the blinds. Romanello called with [7d7h] and was up against [AxQx]. The board ran out [4s6c8dKxTx] and Vieira headed to the payout desk.