$5,000 Main Event

Hands #40-45: First Walk of the Day

• Nível 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #40: Action folded around to Christian Harder on the button and he raised to 175,000 with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Aleksei Opalikhin was in the small blind with {a-Spades}{5-Clubs} and called. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Opalikhin checked, as did Harder. The turn was the {k-Clubs}. Opalikhin checked for a second time. Harder reached into his stack and bet 350,000. Opalikhin folded, sending more chips over to Harder.

Hand #41: Christian Harder raised to 190,000 with {a-Spades}{5-Spades} from under the gun. Everyone folded and Harder took down another pot.

Hand #42: Christian Harder got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #43: Christian Harder limped in from the small blind with {7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Opalikhin had {j-Clubs}{3-Clubs} in the big blind and checked. The flop came {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and both players checked again. The river was the {a-Clubs}. Harder led out for 110,000 and Opalikhin called, taking down the pot with a pair of threes.

Hand #44: Michael Vela moved all in for 1,355,000 with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} from the cutoff and everyone folded.

Hand #45: Christian Harder looked down at {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} in the cutoff and raised to 190,000. Aleksei Opalikhin had {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} on the button and three-bet to 445,000. Harder folded.

Tags: Aleksei OpalikhinChristian HarderCliff JosephyMichael GentiliMichael Vela