Event #2 $25,000 NLH
30,000 / 60,000
Big Blind Ante
Start of day chip leader Ivan Leow has taken a few hits recently, but has just replenished his stack with Tim Adams’ last 600,000. Adams (far left) defended his big blind with after a Leow preflop open with ; both players checked a flop. Leow turned two pair with the , and now was the point the chips flew in – 545,000 effective. The river brought the and the final down to four-handed.
Tim Adams has not found the cards or spots yet to make inroads on the chip leaders on this final – until now. Down to just 265,000 chips, he moved in preflop from the big blind holding over the top of an Ivan Leow late-position open with . The chip leader made the call, and was still in pole position after the board ran out , doubling Adams.
Artur Martirosyan never recovered from doubling Matthias Eibinger right at the start of this final table, and failed to improve when he got his last 180,000 in preflop with , called by Sam Trickett with . His final, unhelpful board ran out and the pace of busting today continues unabated.
Phil Ivey raised in late position twice in a row (first off opening to 80,000 with on the button but folding to a Sam Trickett jam (with ), the second time starting the hand that would end his run at this event’s trophy. He made it 80,000 again, this time in the cutoff with , and Matthias Eibinger took a turn moving in preflop, with . Ivey called immediately; Eibinger needed a little help from the deck which he received on the turn, spiking his king (the board ).
20,000 / 40,000
Big Blind Ante
Adrian Mateos opened to 65,000 in the cutoff (from a stack of 660,000) and shoved when Ivan Leow three-bet him to 210,000; call.
Leow was drawing dead on the turn: – Mateos had made a full house and did not need the river to start pulling back his stack.
Matthias Eibinger opened when it folded to him in the hijack for 70,000 with , called by both blinds – chip leader Ivan Leow in the small with and Paul Phua in the big with . An action generating flop emerged: . Leow checked, Phua moved all in for his last 240,000 and the over-kicked king alone made the call. The turn and river fell and the second player to leave the final in quick succession brings Event #2 to the point where a final table photo is in the works; cards will be back in the air shortly.
Chin Wei “Webster” Lim is first to the rail from the final table, having moved all in from the small blind preflop for 310,000 over the top of a Phil Ivey mid-position open to 70,000 with . Lim held and waited patiently for Ivey to make the call or fold; he did the former eventually, saying “whatever” and the board decided Lim’s fate: a safe flop, an outs-adding on the river for Ivey, and a nut-straight-producing on the river.
|Chin Wei Lim||Busted||-295,000|
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