Hand #18: Bruno Politano raised to 350,000 in the cutoff and took the pot.
Hand #19: The cutoff opened again, and this time it was Kyle Keranen to 330,000. Martin Jacobson decided to take a flop in position, and Felix Stephensen joined the fun in the big blind. The flop came , and Stephen checked to Keranen, who bet 450,000. Jacobson folded, and Stephensen called. The turned, and Keranen took his time deciding on a bet, choosing a big one: all in for 1,820,000. After tanking for a few minutes, Stephensen decided against putting Keranen at risk.
Hand #20: Keranen raised to 335,000 in middle position, and Andrey Zaichenko repopped it to 850,000 on the button. Keranen shoved all in, and Zaichenko got a count before letting his hand go.
Hand #21: Mark Newhouse won the pot with an under-the-gun raise.
Hand #22: Big blind Newhouse called a raise to 350,000 from Jacobson in middle position, and the flop came . Newhouse check-called 400,000, and he checked the turn. Jacobson's turn barrel was 750,000, and that got a quick fold from Newhouse.
Hand #23: Nobody volunteered any full bets into this pot, as Newhouse completed the blind and Politano checked. Action checked to the river, at which point the board was . Newhouse then fired out a bet and took down the pot after a quick Politano fold.
Hand #27: Oscar Kemps opened to 340,000 from early position only to have Iaron Lightbourne three-bet the action to 875,000. Action folded back to Kemps who folded as well.
Hand #28: Thomas Sarra Jr raised to 350,000 from early position and found calls from Yorane Kerignard in the cutoff and Christopher Greaves in the big blind. The flop came down and Greaves checked. Sarra continued for 460,000 and Kerignard called. Greaves got out of the way, allowing the to hit the turn. Sarra checked, Kerignard fired 505,000 and Sarra instantly announced an all-in raise. Kerignard threw his hands up in the air and then instantly mucked his cards.
Hand #29: Dan Sindelar opened to 350,000 from early position and it folded to Leif Force on the button. He cut out a three-bet to 800,000 and it came back to Sindelar who called. The flop was and Sindelar check-called a continuation bet of 675,000 from Force.
The turn was the and Sindelar checked for a second time. Force fired one million and Sindelar called once more. The hit the river and Sindelar checked a final time. Force thought for a moment before moving 1.6 million forward. Sindelar replied by shipping all in and suddenly Force was thinking for his tournament life. He clenched his fist and then flicked his cards into the muck. Sindelar picked up the pot.
Hand #20: Bryan Devonshire raised to 335,000 from middle position, Scott Mahin called in the cutoff, and William Tonking defended his big blind. The flop fell , Tonking checked, and Devonshire continued for 375,000. Mahin folded, Tonking moved all in for 3.3 million, and Devonshire folded.
Hand #21: William Pappaconstantinou raised to 350,000 in the cutoff, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #22: Mahin won the pot with a raise to 350,000 from middle position.
Hand #23: Leif Force raised from the hijack to 350,000 and Dan Sindelar called from the big blind. The flop came down and Sindelar check-folded when Force bet 350,000.
Hand #24: Andoni Larrabe raised to 325,000 from early position and both blinds called. The flop came down and the action was checked to Larrabe who bet 375,000. Dan Sindelar check-raised to 925,000, Iaron Lightbourne folded and Larrabe made the call.
The turn was the and both players checked. On the river, the , Sindelar bet 1,925,000 and Larrabe quickly folded his cards.
Hand #25: Thomas Sarra Jr raised to 350,000 from the cutoff and he took down this pot.
Hand #26: Sarra raised to 355,000 from the hijack and the action folded to Andoni Larrabe in the big blind. "How much do you have?" Larrabe asked Sarra, who responded he had a little over four million.
"All in," Larrabe then announced.
"All in?" Sarra questioned his opponent. "That's a big bet, a very big bet. I need to think about this one," Sarra continued.
After a brief pause Sarra continued thinking out loud and said, "That's a really big bet, why would you do that?"
Another 10 seconds went by and then Sarra called.
"Y'all are crazy!" Leif Force yelled in excitement.
"Holy s***!" Oscar Kemps added.
Everyone at the table started laughing, but Sarra was indeed all in for his tournament life.
The board ran out and Sarra found himself a very big double-up.
"Grande cojones!" Kemps yelled as Sarra raked in this big, "Big hairy balls!" the Dutchman continued as Larrabe shook his head in disbelief. The Spaniard who started the day with a very big stack is now among the shorter ones at this table.
Hand #13: Andrey Zaichenko raised to 350,000 from the cutoff and Craig McCorkell called from the big blind to see a flop of . McCorkell checked, Zaichenko bet 450,000, and the Brit called. After the dealer burned and turned the , both players checked and the completed the board on the river. McCorkell checked, Zaichenko bet 740,000, and McCorkell called. Zaichenko tabled and it was good as McCorkell mucked.
Hand #14: Martin Jacobson opened for 350,000 from middle position and Felix Stephensen called from the cutoff. Mark Newhouse came along from the big blind and three players saw a flop of . Two checks put action on Stephensen, and he bet 450,000. It did the trick as both his opponents folded.
Hand #15: Zaichenko raised to 350,000 from middle position, McCorkell called from the button, and Newhouse came along from the small blind to make it three-way action to the . Newhouse was first to act and led out for 450,000, which prompted Zaichenko to raise to 1.1 million. McCorkell released his hand, and Newhouse folded to the raise.
Hand #16: Felix Stephensen raised to 350,000 from middle position and was met by a three-bet to 800,000 from Eddy Sabat in the hijack. Action folded back to Stephensen and he released his hand.
Hand #17: Zaichenko raised to 350,000 under the gun, Martin Jacobson called from the big blind, and the two saw a flop of . Both players checked, the appeared on the turn, and Jacobson bet 525,000. Zaichenko called and the completed the board on the river. Jacobson checked, Zaichenko bet 750,000, and Jacobson called. Zaichenko tabled the for a pair of aces, and it was good as Jacobson sent his cards to the muck.
Hand #19: Christopher Greaves opened to 400,000 from under the gun and was awarded the blinds and antes.
Hand #20: Andoni Larrabe raised to 325,000 from the button and the blinds folded their cards.
Hand #21: Leif Force raised to 400,000 from the button and the blinds folded their cards.
Hand #22: Dan Sindelar opened to 350,000 from under the gun and it folded all of the way around the table to Thomas Sarra Jr in the big blind. He called and the flop came down . Sarra check-called a continuation of 275,000, allowing the to hit the felt on the turn. Sarra checked for a second time and Sindelar fired 625,000. Sarra called once more.
The river was the and Sarra checked again. Sindelar bet 950,000, and Sarra instantly called. Sindelar tabled for top pair, prompting a muck from Sarra.