Ari Engel is ramping up the pressure and is flexing his raising muscles, much to the chagrin of his tablemates. Sitting under the gun Engel opened with a raise to 1,325 and picked up a caller on the button.
Engel led the flop for 1,500 and his opponent chewed over the decision before making the call.
The turn brought another Engel bet, this one a slightly larger 3,650. The button stared Engel down for two minutes but eventually made a grudging fold leaving Engel to scoop the pot.
Kristen Bicknell kicked off the action in the subsequent hand, raising to 1,200 from under the gun and action folded around to Engel in the big blind who, with chips to spare, chose to defend.
The flop came down bringing an Engel check and a Bicknell bet of 1,400. Engel reached for chips and check-raised to 5,200 in total and Bicknell peeked back down at her cards before sliding out a call.
The turn saw Engel fire for 7,900 and Bicknell took the hint and folded. She fell to 40,000 while Engel climbed up to 115,000.