Players are now on a 90-minute dinner break, which means we are too. Be sure to check back then as we bring you all the latest action, eliminations, and hands from the last four levels of the night.
Nick Maimone and Chance Kornuth just got all of the latter's chips in the middle following a flop. Maimone had for a set of fours, while Kornuth had and hopes to see a third spade on board.
Those hopes were fulfilled with the turn, at the sight of which Maimone voiced his displeasure. And after the river Kornuth had doubled to 63,000. Meanwhile, Maimone slips to 27,000.
On a flop of , Sammy Farha checked from the small blind and the big blind fired out 2,000. Nenad Medic, who was in the cutoff, then popped it to 5,000 only to have Farha wake up with a check-raise to 13,400, which was all of his chips. The small blind got out of the way, Medic made the call, and the cards were turned on their backs.
It was a cooler for Farha as he flopped a flush only to run into the nut flush of Medic. The turn left Farha drawing dead as the was put out on the river for good measure. Farha made his way to the exit as Medic chipped up to 39,000.
The board read , and Jose "Nacho" Barbero was facing an all-in shove from Mike Sowers. To call would cost Barbero his full stack of 20,000-ish. Finally he called, and Sowers flipped over for the nine-high flush. Whatever Barbero had couldn't beat that, and soon he beat a path out of the Pavilion.
Sowers is up to 84,000.
On a flop of , the player in the big blind checked and John Racener bet 1,400 from the cutoff. The big blind didn't call, but check-raised to 4,300 instead. Racener made the call and then called another 5,000 on the turn.
Both players checked the river and the big blind flipped over for a flopped flush. Racener showed for a set before tossing his cards in the muck.
Brent Hanks was moved over to Table 44 a little while ago, and when he saw the player sitting to his right, he had four words to say about it.
"Oh, no! Oh, no!"
It was Dan O'Brien. Both players are currently backed by Jason Mercier, as is Allen Bari. "Bring Jason and Allen over here, too," cracked Hanks. Mercier is in this one, although Bari, who is under the weather, is skipping it.
O'Brien currently sits with 50,500, while Hanks has 47,000.
After action folded around, John Juanda raised to 1,600 from the small blind. Justin Bonomo was in the big blind and three-bet to 4,300. Juanda responded with a four-bet to 10,000, Bonomo moved all in, and Juanda called off for 22,000.
Juanda was essentially flipping for his tournament life, and he wasn't happy to see the coin fall against him as the flop came down . Bonomo had paired his queen to pull ahead, leaving Juanda looking for one of the two remaining tens. The turn wasn't helpful, and neither was the river.
Juanda failed to make it to the dinner break while Bonomo is sitting with a healthy 53,000.
An interesting little blind-vs.-blind hand between Eric "E-Fro" Froehlich and Jason Lester just took place. Back-and-forthing between the two built a pot of about 5,000 by the river, with the board showing . Froehlich tossed out a bet of 3,200, and after a bit of a think Lester made the call.
Froehlich tabled . "King high," intoned the dealer. Then Lester turned over his hand -- . The pair shared a laugh as the pot was divided between them.
Froehlich has a little over 70,000 at present, while Lester has about 60,000.