Sean Rafael three-bet over a Stephen Chidwick open from under the gun. Rafael made it 290,000 and Chidwick called in position.
The flop came and Rafael got the rest of his chips in with . Chidwick smashed the flop with and called with trips.
The turn was the , giving Chidwick a full house and the river was no help to Rafael when the hit.
Rafael hit the rail in fifth place and will take home $78,000.
Cary Katz raised the small blind into Ben Lamb and Lamb moved all in from the big blind. Katz called.
The board ran out and Lamb doubled through Katz.
On the next hand, Lamb moved all in for 200,000 with after the flop came . Katz limped preflop and called a raise from Lamb with . After taking a time extension, Katz eventually folded and lost two hands in a row to Lamb.
Stephen Chidwick opened to 90,000 and Cary Katz called behind. Anthony Zinno bet the pot, going all in for his remaining 365,000. Chidwick folded and Katz called.
The board ran out and Katz made a flush to eliminate Zinno in sixth place. Zinno will take home $58,500 for his finish and Katz moves firmly into second place with five left.
After a relatively quiet level, Cary Katz and Stephen Chidwick got all in shortly after the start of level 19.
Chidwick opened to 140,000 with from the cutoff and Katz reraised all in with , making 445,000 and Chidwick called.
The board ran out and Katz doubled up through the chip leading Chidwick.
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Big Blind Ante
15,000 / 30,000
Big Blind Ante
Cary Katz limped from early position and Ben Lamb raised on the button with . Sean Rafael called from the big blind with .
The flop came and Rafael checked. Lamb bet enough to put Rafael all in and Rafael called looking for another spade to complete his flush.
The turn was the and the river was the and Rafael did indeed make his flush and won the hand with a flush.
Anthony Zinno raised to 90,000 on the button with and Tom Marchese reraised to 285,000 with . Zinno reraised to get Marchese’s remaining stack into the pot and the two were heads up for Marchese’s tournament life.
The board ran out and Marchese won the pot and left Zinno among the shorter stacks.
Sean Rafael opened to 65,000 with and Stephen Chidwick called on the button with .
The flop came and Rafael checked his top set. Chidwick bet 60,000 and Rafael called.
The turn was the and Rafael check-called again, this time Chidwick bet 210,000.
The river was the and Rafael checked a third time. Chidwick bet 600,000 and Rafael eventually folded after using a time extension.
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