Defending Champion Ari Engel is currently one of the larger stacks but has dropped a few chips over the last couple of hands.
In the first Engel opened to 950 on the button, getting one caller from the big blind. Both players checked the flop so it was off to the turn, which came down .
The big blind checked for the second time and Engel led out for 1,000 only for his opponent to check-raise to 2,600 in total, leaving himself 13,300 behind. This does not deter Engel who made the call to bring the action to the river.
The does not appear to change much and Engel’s opponent quickly led out for 2,625 with Engel folding instantly, telling his opponent he folded king-queen when asked.
Engel bled a little more the following hand. Ken Wong made it 1,000 to go from the hijack with Engel calling the button and both blinds coming along for the ride.
The blinds check the flop over to Wong, who continuation bets 1,500. Engel calls and both blinds bow out taking play heads-up to the turn.
Wong thinks it over before double barreling for 3,100 and Engel calls once more.
The river brought a third barrel from Wong, this one a slightly larger 7,100 and Engel gave it up to drop down to 90,800 while Wong climbed to 28,000.