|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
The final two players got a few hands in before reaching the end of the level and another 20-minute break. No flops seen as yet by Owen Crowe and Shawn Busse, with all hands between them thus far either ending with single raises or open folds.
During that stretch, Crowe chipped up a few more to 6.715 million to Busse's 2.67 million.
Back in a few for the conclusion!
Owen Crowe -- 6.25 million
Shawn Busse -- 3.135 million
Shawn Busse opened with a raise to 185,000 from the button, then Owen Crowe reraised to 500,000 from the small blind. Pekka Ikonen responded by pushing all in over the top for his remaining 1.3 million. Busse folded, and Owen called.
Owen tabled and Ikonen . The flop came , and the turn the , meaning Ikonen was hoping for a queen, jack, or heart to win, or a five to split the pot. But the river was the , and he's out in third.
They're heads up!
Pekka Ikonen opened the pot on the button, and Owen Crowe called the standard 180,000-chip raise.
The flop was and Crowe checked. Ikonen fired a 225,000-chip bet and Crowe tanked.
After a while, Crowe popped it to 850,000 chips and Ikonen folded,
Shawn Busse raised to 185,000 from the button, and both Owen Crowe (small blind) and Pekka Ikonen (big blind) called the raise.
The flop came . Crowe checked, and Ikonen pushed out a bet of 275,000. Busse, acting very deliberately (as he routinely does), pushed out a raise of 675,000. Crowe tossed his hand quickly, and Ikonen only paused a moment for letting his go, too.
Pekka Ikonen limped from the button, Shawn Busse also called from the small blind, and Owen Crowe checked from the big blind.
The flop came . It checked to Ikonen who fired 105,000. Busse folded, then Crowe check-raised to 360,000, forcing a swift fold from the Finnish player.
Crowe is around 5.2 million, and Ikonen just about at 1.5 million. Busse sits in between them -- literally and on the chip counts -- with about 2.6 million.
Shawn Busse opened the pot with a 180,000-chip raise on the button. Next to speak, Owen Crowe popped it to 460,000.
Busse tanked, and announced re-raise all in. Crowe eventually folded.
Busse is now up to 3,015,000 chips, Crowe slipped to 4,860,000.
Shawn Busse folded from the button, Owen Crowe raised to 200,000 from the small blind, and Pekka Ikonen called from the big blind.
The flop came . Ikonen checked, Crowe bet 200,000, and Ikonen promptly check-raised all in. Crowe tossed his hand.
Ikonen chips up over 1.7 million, while Crowe slips under 2.5 million.