Bill Perkins defended his big bind from an Oleksii Khoroshenin cutoff open and checked a flop. Khoroshenin bet 6,000 and Perkins made it 18,000 to go. Khoroshenin called, and Perkins jammed on the turn. Khoroshenin considered briefly and mucked.
At another table, we found Joe McKeehen sliding forward a big bet of 57,000 on a board of . Big blind Justin Bonomo quickly cut out calling chips and slid them in. McKeehen turned over ad Bonomo immediately showed what looked like before realizing it wasn't a chop as McKeehen held a jack-high straight. The pink-haired American mucked, and the former World Series of Poker champ added to stack that's challenging for the lead.