Hand #67: Action folded to Michael Vela in the small blind and he limped in with . Big blind Christian Harder checked and the flop came . Both checked and the hit the turn. Vela checked again and Harder bet 100,000.
"Really?" Vela said right before he called.
The on the river saw Vela check again. Harder bet 350,000 and Vela called, showing the better full house.
Hand #68: Michael Vela on the button raised to 240,000 holding . Christian Harder called with in the small blind, Aleksei Opalikhin folded his big blind. Both checked on the flop, turn and river. Harder took down the small pot.
Hand #68: Christian Harder raised to 225,000 with on the button. Small blind Aleksei Opalikhin three-bet to 510,000 with out of a 3.7 million stack. As Josephy folded his big blind, action was back on Harder and he four-bet to 985,000. Opalikhin tanked long and hard, sighed several times, and folded.
Hand #69: Christian Harder raised to 240,000 from the cutoff. Big blind Michael Gentili defended with . The flop came and Gentili check-called a bet of 200,000. The on the turn saw Gentili check again, followed by a bet of 365,000 into 980,000 by Harder. Gentili, with a pair, gutshot and flush draw, called again, growing the pot to 1,710,000. The river did nothing for either and both players checked to see Harder take it down.