|Blinds||1,000,000 / 1,500,000|
On the last hand before the break, Todd Saffron had three-bet jammed all in for 4,675,000 from the button versus an early position open from Brett Coltman. Coltman called and cards were on their backs.
The board was to give Saffron the full double up.
The remaining nine players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.
After an open under the gun from James Todd to 1,500,000, it folded around to Zyad Qasem who moved all in for 6,700,000. Todd made the call and cards were tabled.
The board was looking okay for a chop when it ran out but the peeled over on the river secured the win for Todd and eliminated Qasem in 10th for $13,059.
|1||Brett Coltman||United States||45,000,000|
|2||Rigoberto Rodriguez||United States||6,400,000|
|3||Randy Levin||United States||7,825,000|
|5||Zyad Qasem||United States||10,000,000|
|7||James Todd||United States||44,000,000|
|8||Todd Saffron||United States||9,200,000|
|9||Nicholas Sena-Hopkins||United States||7,500,000|
|10||Maximo Martinez||El Salvador||11,700,000|
Richard Alati open-shoved for around 8,500,000 and James Todd called quickly to put him at risk.
The board ran out and Todd's pocket queens held on to eliminate Alati from the tournament in 11th place for $13,059.
Just before blinds went up, a massive three way pot took place, changing the landscape of the final two tables. After a raise from the button, Brett Coltman, to 1,100,000, Zyad Qasem called and so did Gerardo Amezola in the big blind.
The flop came down and it was checked to Brett Coltman who bet 2,200,000. Qasem (small blind) called before Amezola moved all in for 5,275,000 chips. Coltman then moved all in himself for 18,850,000. Qasem went into the tank for at least 90 seconds before calling and cards were tabled.
Coltman was well ahead with his king kicker and the turn card and river sealed his double up through Qasem while also knocking Amezola out in 12th place for $10,451.
Qasem said to Coltman ''If you didn't ask for a count, I fold'', referring to what Coltman asked Qasem before he moved all in over the Amezola jam.
After Richard Strainis moved all in from the hijack for 2,200,000, it folded to James Todd in the big blind who made the call after some thought.
Unfortunately for Strainis, the runout meant Todd hit the three outter and Strainis was sent packing in 13th. Strainis was all class as he took his exit, good for $10,451.
After a raise from James Todd in the cutoff to 1,200,000 Zyad Qasem called from the big blind.
The flop fell . Todd bet 1,200,000 and Qasem raised to 3,000,000. Todd called.
A turn slowed action down, they both checked.
On the river, Todd bet 4,000,000 when checked to and Qasem counted his stack before calling and tabling for the winner. Todd sighed as he mucked his hand.