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We're unsure of the action but can confirm that Phil Ivey has been eliminated from play by Shawn Buchanan. While we were at the table investigating, the following hand took place between Matthew Ashton and George Danzer.
Ashton opened to 800 from middle position and George Danzer made it 2,200 to go from the button. Action came back to Ashton and he four-bet to 4,600. Danzer called. Ashton pulled one new card and Danzer stood pat.
Ashton continued his aggression with a bet of 5,900 and Danzer called. Ashton tabled , prompting a muck from Danzer. Ashton scooped the pot and now has 42,250 in chips.
Action folded around to the player in the cutoff who made it 1,050 to go. Erik Seidel called on the button and the blinds folded. Each player picked up one new card at the draw and the cutoff led for 1,025. Seidel called, then mucked his hand after looking at his opponent's .
With this hit, Seidel is down to about 23,800 in chips.
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Chino Rheem raised to 900 from under the gun and it folded around to Naoya Kihara who called from the small blind. Billy Baxter folded his big blind and the two remaining players were off to the draw.
Both Kihara and Rheem tapped the table, signifying that each player was pat. Kihara checked and Rheem continued out for 1,600. Kihara stirred in his seat, cut out enough chips to call, and quickly riffled them while he thought. After about twenty seconds, he tossed them forward.
"Ninety-seven," said Rheem, fanning . Kihara mucked and Rheem was pushed the pot.
Simultaneously, on the other side of the room, Scott Seiver was eliminated from play.
Don Nguyen made it 750 to go from under the gun and Huck Seed called out of the small blind. Calvin Anderson three-bet to 3,375 from the big blind and Nguyen called. Seed let go of his cards and the two were off to the draw.
Nguyen picked up one new card while Anderson opted to stand pat. Anderson checked post-draw and Nguyen came out with a bet of 3,800. Anderson flung forward a call and looked at Nguyen's . Anderson flung his cards into the muck and last year's $50,000 Poker Players Championship runner-up was pushed the pot.
Nguyen's stack now sits around 51,000 while Anderson's has dropped to 23,500.