Bryan Huang took a couple of big hits to his stack throughout the day and managed to survive however his recent all in move with A♥ J♦ would be his last as he ran into an opponent’s A♠ A♣. The board was an uneventful Q♥ 2♦ 5♠ 8♠ 10♦ quickly sending Huang to the rail.
With that, we are now headed for a dinner break.
Heavy action hit Roel Pijpers’ table when two players shoved all their chips in preflop. First to get it in was very short-stacked Ryan Rayla from UTG, which was instantly called by the hijack player and Eric Chen Shyong from cutoff position.
With a sizeable pot brewing, big blind player Pijpers eyed the stacks of all those who were in the pot and soon announced that he was all in. Deciding to bow out, the hijack player folded but not Shyong who moved all in despite being covered by Pijpers. At the showdown:
Rayla: K♣ 9♥
Shyong: 10♦ 10♠
Pijpers A♠ A♣
Having both players well dominated, Pijpers proceeded to end their tournament lives as the board ran 8♦ Q♠ 3♣ A♣ K♥. With the double elimination of Rayla and Shyong, Pijpers is now up to around 30K in chips.
On a flop of Q♣ 7♥ 8♥, Daniel Chua bet 1975 and was called by Jojo Tech on the button before big blind, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, made it 6025 more to stay in the hand.
Chua had a look at Tsuchikawa’s stack and saw he only had 11,100 left in front so was likely not going to give up the hand. Chua pushed all in anyway and Tech thought for a few seconds before folding. Tsuchikawa made the call with 8? 7? for two pair, which was well in front of Chua’s A♠ A♥. A 10♣ on the turn and 5♣ on the river gave Tsuchikawa the double up and crippled Chua.
However, just a few hands later Chua was able to get his own double up when he moved all in with 9♥ 9♠ and was called by Jojo Tech holding K♥ Q♥. The board ran out 7♣ 5♦ 8♣ J♥ 4♥ to keep Chua alive and have his stack hovering around 10,000.
Linh Tran only had about 4000 behind him when a player in the lojack limped and Tran shoved with Pocket Fives from the button. Only problem was that the limper made the call with Pocket Queens to have Tran fighting for his tournament life.
However, a board of 8♦ 6♥ 9♥ 7♠ 8♥ was tabled to give Tran a straight and keep him in the game.
Not much action has been seen from Martin Gonzales since the beginning of the day, however that changed when we caught him raise up a pot from the lowjack position and get reraised by an opponent from the big blind.
After sizing up his opponent, Gonzales made the call and both players saw a flop of 4♦ 10♠ 10♥. Acting first, the BB player led out for 2400 and instantly Gonzales raised him to 5000. With a nice pile of chips accumulating in the middle, the BB made the call and the turn produced the A♣. No betting ensued giving both players a free river card of 2♣.
The BB checked again while Gonzales went the other direction and announced all in. With that push, BB folded and Gonzales gained an extra 10000 to bring his stack up to around 20000.
Now with a bigger stack, Sangeeth Mohan has enough to make a dent in his opponents and has shown he’s not afraid to make some moves.
He opened the action in this hand for a 650 preflop raise and was called in the hijack before the small blind made it 2150 to go. Mohan then announced he was all in and both his opponents elected to fold.
Mohan thanked them by showing a cheeky 10? 7? off-suit to take down the pot with no contest.
Seo Jeong Won boosted his chips to almost 45000 after wiping out two players in a sick hand of Big Slicks all in.
Initiating the action was Tolon from mid position who shoved all in with his 11000 chips. Without batting an eyelash, the button player looked down at his hole cards and announced he was also all in with 16600 chips.
Although two players were all in, the big blind player Won seemed to be hitting the think tank quite hard for a couple of minutes until he eventually announced a call since he had both players covered. Here’s the showdown:
Won A♥ K♦
Tolon A♠ K♣
Button A♦ K♥
Board: 6♠ 9♥ 8♥
Won called out for a heart for the nut flush win and his prayers were answered with a 2♥. What a sick win for Won!