Hans Winzeler has been hamstrung on the teeny stack since he lost his chips to Naoya Kihara. He has been was looking for an opportunity to shove but it just hasn't materialise. Eventually, he found himself in the big blind with just 110,000 in front of him and after Kiraha raised on the button he had to move all-in and did, Kiraha made the call.
Winzeler flopped a straight and was a sure fine hit to double up.
The turn card gave Kiraha some hope with a five or a king giving him a full-house.
Winzeler doubled up and he received a cheer from his rail.
Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Naoya Kihara is charging towards winning Japan's first bracelet, and now has more than half the chips in play.
Hans Winzeler opened from the button and Kihara peeled from the big blind to see an flop where both players checked.
There was no more checking from this point on as Kihara led for 105,000 and 290,000 on the turn and river.
Winzeler called both times and then mucked upon seeing his opponent's for the flopped wheel.
Chris De Maci has just won our last three flops.
Daniel Hindin raised from the cutoff and De Maci made the call in the small blind. The action was checked through to the river on a board of and De Maci won the pot showing .
Then De Maci raised to 65,000 from the cutoff, Hans Winzeler called on the button as did Naoya Kiraha in the big blind. Once again the action checked through to the river, this time on a board of , and De Maci won his second pot showing .
Finally, De Maci raised to 65,000 on the button and Winzeler called in the big blind. The flop was and De Maci won the pot with a 55,000 bet.
|Chris De Maci||1,610,000||250,000|
It took a monster pot and a man from Japan to oust one of the favorites for this title, Davidi Kitai.
Kitai opened to 60,000 from under the gun and Naoya Kihara three-bet to 210,000. Kitai wasn't to be removed and raised the pot. This took a few minutes and about ten people to figure out it was up to 660,000. Kihara surprised a lot of people by just calling.
The flop came down and Kihara shoved for 750,000. Kitai snap-called off his remaining 645,000.
The turn came giving both players the same straight. Kihara was free-rolling to a better straight though. He needed a ten and that's what he got as the river came to give him the winning straight. Kitai looked as if he'd just been stabbed in the heart.
We are averaging five-minutes in between flops at the moment, and here are the last three.
Hans Winzeler raised on the button and Naoya Kihara called in the big blind. The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the and Winzeler took down the pot with a 75,000 bet.
Kihara limped into the pot from the small blind and Chris De Maci checked his option. The flop was and Kihara won the pot with a 40,000 bet.
Finally, De Maci bet 65,000 from the button and Davidi Kitai defended his big blind. The flop was and Kitai check called a 85,000 De Maci c-bet. Onto the turn and the same action ensued; this time for 180,000. The river card was the and both players checked. De Maci picked up the pot with two-pair holding and Kitai mucked his hand.
|Chris De Maci||1,360,000||290,000|
Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
|Seat 1||Davidi Kitai||1,540,000|
|Seat 2||Hans Winzeler||1,060,000|
|Seat 3||Daniel Hindin||1,245,000|
|Seat 4||Naoya Kihara||1,375,000|
|Seat 5||Chris De Maci||1,070,000|
|Chris De Maci||1,070,000||194,000|
The players are on a twenty-minute break
Tommy Le was eliminated on the last hand of the break in a battle of the blinds versus Chris De Maci.
The action folded around to De Maci in the small blind, and he limp-called Le's pot-sized raise from the big blind.
The flop fell and Le bet 144,000 when the action checked to him, and then called all in when Di Maci shoved.
De Maci: for top and bottom pair.
Le: for inside straight draw and flush draw.
The board ran out to fill De Maci up and he ran off to celebrate with his rail.
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
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