Event #3 $25,000 Short Deck
Paul Phua and Thai Ha both limped to Dmitri Kuzmin who pushed all in, totaling 685,000. Phua shoved over the top and Ha quickly threw his hand into the middle, leaving just two in what was the last hand of the night.
The dealer fanned out on the flop, pairing Phua as Kuzmin picked up a flush draw. A landed on the river and Phua was still ahead. The river cemented the pot for Phua and Kuzmin was eliminated in seventh place.
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Button Antes|
|3||Aaron Van Blarcum||1,740,000||35|
|7||Wai Leong Chan||6,400,000||128|
|Wai Leong Chan||6,400,000||-|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||1,740,000||20,000|
Wai Leong Chan shoved from the cutoff and Sergey Lebedev called for his last 1,045,000. The two tabled their hands and Lebedev was at risk.
Wai Leong Chan:
The dealer spread out on the flop, hitting Chan with two pair. A peeled off on the turn and Lebedev needed a queen to stay alive but the river was not it, sending the pot to Chan as Lebedev took an exit.
|Wai Leong Chan||6,400,000||600,000|
Thai Ha opened and Sam Greenwood moved his stack of about 900,000 into the middle. Ha called and the Canadian was at risk of elimination.
The flop came down and Ha was still ahead with his pair of dimes. A turn and river failed to improve Greenwood’s hand and he was eliminated by the two pair of Ha, taking an exit in ninth place.
The four-way flop showed and action checked to Wai Leong Chan who bet 60,000. Sergi Reixach was the only player to call and see the turn card.
Reixach check-called a bet of 125,000 on the turn and the completed the board. Reixach tapped the table to Chan who moved his opponent all-in.
Reixach hit the tank but in the end, he elected to call for his stack of about 1,000,000, tabling for a boat. Chan turned over for a bigger hand in his flush, taking down the pot as Reixach headed out the door as the bubble boy.
|Wai Leong Chan||5,800,000||1,700,000|
Sam Greenwood and Aaron Van Blarcum pushed all of their chips into the middle before the flop with Blarcum having the smaller of the two with his 825,000 stack.
Aaron Van Blarcum:
The board came down and Blarcum’s rivered straight was good for the pot, doubling through Greenwood who is now the tournament short stack.
|Aaron Van Blarcum||1,720,000||895,000|
|Wai Leong Chan||4,100,000||2,150,000|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||825,000||325,000|
The final 10 players will now be playing hand-for-hand as they prepare for the bubble to pop.
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