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Seated under the gun, Francisco Benitez opened the pot with a raise to 1,000. He picked up no fewer than 4 callers on the 6-handed table: Troy Quenneville (hijack), Sergi Reixach (cutoff) and Francois Billard (big blind).
Billard checked on and Benitez bet 2,000. Quenneville called before Reixach squeezed all in for 7,700. Billard folded, Benitez called, Quenneville folded.
The turn and river weren't any help for Benitez and Reixach doubled up with his rivered two pair.
On a board reading , with about 15,000 in the pot already, Andres Jeckeln checked from the cutoff.
David Lopez Llacer was on the button and bet 11,000. Jeckeln called.
The river was the . Jeckeln checked again, and this time Llacer bet 17,000. Jeckeln went into the tank. After a few minutes another player at the table called the clock. With about ten seconds to go, Jeckeln moved all in for 48,875. Llacer seemed surprised and thought for two minutes before shoveling some chips in the middle, indicating a call.
Jeckeln tabled for a full house, jacks full of fives. Llacer showed for two pair, kings full of fives and paid the bet.
Isaac Haxton opened the pot with a raise to 800 and the hijack and Erik Seidel in the cutoff both called. Oliver Weis, seated in the small blind, squeezed to 4,000. Haxton folded, the hijack and Seidel both called.
Weis checked on and so did the hijack. Seidel took it upon himself to open the betting again, placing 6,625 in the middle. Weis called, the hijack folded.
Weis check-called another 14,000 on the turn before they both checked the on the river. Weis showed and Seidel mucked.
Dan Colman opened the cutoff for 750 and small blind Kamal Abdel Bittar and big blind Andrei Konopelko both called. The blinds checked on and Colman bet 1,100. Bittar called, Konopelko folded.
Bittar bet out 2,050 on the turn and Colman raised to 6,000. Bittar called again. With the completing the board, Bittar checked. Colman didn't need much time shoving all in, sliding his 25,050 stack forward in one sweep motion. Bittar called and Colman said "You're good."
Bittar tabled , Colman mucked .
Adrian Mateos has also busted, but we don't have the details on his hand just yet.