Martin Elliott has just fallen victim to the big stack of Oliver Speidel. From the hijack, Elliott raised to 16,000 and saw Speidel move all in from the cutoff. With just 75,000 in his stack, Elliott decides he can’t afford to fold and he makes the call with K♠ Q♠.
Tragically he is well behind Speidel’s A♠ Q♣ and when the board rolls out queen-high Elliott is given his marching orders.
“I can’t believe I just called off all my chips. I’m the worst player ever… I didn’t have enough to fold, though,” said a dejected Elliott to us after the hand. “Still, he might have had Tens or Jacks.”
Elliott departs in 19th place for USD $6200 and we are now down to two tables.
Australia’s Adam Monaghan has just been shown the sights of value town courtesy of tour guide Mustafa ‘Mike’ Fawaz. With the board reading 3♥ 3♠ A♠ A♦ Q♠ Fawaz leads out for a bet of 20,000, which Monaghan calls after giving the matter some thought. However, Fawaz has made a great value bet with A♣ 2♠ and Monaghan can only pitch his cards into the muck and tap the table as the pot is shipped Fawaz’s way. He rises to 160,000 while Monaghan drops down to 120,000.
The UK’s Anthony Wright moved all in from the hijack for 67,000 and was looked up by Toto Leonidas. With cards on their backs, Wright’s A♥ 10♠ needed to catch against Leonidas’ Pocket Sevens.
The board ran out J♠ K♦ J♥ to give even more outs to the straight and counterfeiting king for Wright. They didn’t land on the the 4♦ turn but the 10♣ river paired his kicker to take down the pot.
Gregoryev Roman and Kenneth Leong have just ended their tournament lives in 21st and 20th place respectively. Unfortunately it all happened while we were catching the action on another table so can’t bring you all the gory details.
After all that action the surviving players get to take a breather for a short 15-minute break. Stay tuned and we’ll be back directly with more action and adventure.
Now the bubble has burst and the remaining players are all guaranteed some cash for their three days of hard work we have had a slew of action. The latest player to depart in a flurry of cards and chips is William Te who moves all in with Queen-Jack and is looked up by Divan Le Roux holding Ace-Nine. The board runs out 5♦ 10♥ 4♣ A♦ 10♣ to pair Le Roux’s Ace and see him climb to 330,000 in chips while Te hits the rail in 22nd place.
Jefferson Macazo has just departed in 25th place. Unfortunately, we missed the hand but we did get Norihisa Okada’s bust out. The Japanese player moved all in with pocket Tens over the top of a Nicky Filart raise and the Filipino made the call with A♥ Q♥. Okada lost the race for his tournament life when the board ran out 5♥ 2♣ Q♦ 7♥ 4♣ and he departs in 24th place, closely followed by Korea’s Steve Yea in 23rd.