Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6
Timothy Finne snuck back ahead of Cameron Mckinley just before Level 24 concluded. Meanwhile, a single 5,000-chip currently separates Steven Loube and Roch Cousineau at the top of the counts.
The remaining quartet of players have left for another 20-minute break.
Cameron Mckinley opened with a pot-sized raise to 105,000 from under the gun, and Timothy Finne called from the big blind. The flop came , and Finne pushed out a stack of 200,000, enough to put Mckinley all in, and he quickly called.
Mckinley was ahead with his queens, then the turn made things even better for him. The river was the , and Mckinley doubles up to pass Finne in the counts.
Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau called from the big blind. The flop saw Cousineau check-call a bet of 100,000 before both players checked the turn.
When the peeled off on the river, Cousineau led out for 255,000 and Loube made a quick call. "Seven," Cousineau said and tabled .
"Flush," Loube said excitedly and turned over .
"No flush," Cousineau informed Loube as there weren't three spades on the board.
"What?" Loube said with genuine surprise, making it obvious he had misread his hand. "I have fours," he added a bit dejected.
It was a costly call as Cousineau retook the chip lead.
Timothy Finne raised to 60,000 from the button and got a single caller in Cameron Mckinley in the small blind. The flop came . Mckinley checked, Finne bet 80,000, and Mckinley called. The turn was the , and Mckinley immediately announced he was all in for 195,000. Finne quickly called.
Mckinley tabled for a full house, and winced a little when he saw Finne had turned a low with his . The fell on the river, and the pair chopped up the pot.
Action folded to Tim Finne on the button and he limped, which prompted Cameron Mckinley to do the same from the small blind. Roch Cousineau checked his option in the big and it was three-way action to the flop, which all three players checked.
The turn saw Mckinley lead out for 60,000, Cousineau call, and Finne get out of the way. Mckinley then checked the and Cousineau bet out 140,000. The former made a quick call with , but was scooped when Cousineau revealed for a flush and ace-four low.
Timothy Finne limped from the button, Cam Mckinley limped as well from the small blind, and Roch Cousineau checked from the big blind. The flop came and all checked. The turn then brought the . Mckinley checked again, and this time Cousineau bet 65,000. Finne stepped aside, but Mckinley fired a check-raise to 205,000, garnering a fold from Cousineau.
Mckinley picks up a few, but remains the short stack among the final four.
Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau defended from the big blind. The latter proceeded to check the flop, opening the door for Loube to bet 125,000. Cousineau woke up with a check-raise to 275,000, and then checked the turn after Loube made the call.
The 34-year-old professional injury attorney bet his last 375,000, putting the pressure on Cousineau. "You going to show me?" Cousineau asked.
Loube shook his head no at first, but then added, "I don't know, maybe." Cousineau thought for a solid two minutes before making the call.
"I've got it," Loube said and slapped down the . While he had the goods at the time, Cousineau held and could still win the pot if the board paired on the river. "Yes," Loube screamed when the appeared, giving him the double and the chip lead.
Roch "Rocky" Cousineau is a 32-year-old casino dealer from Gatineau, Canada. Today marks his fourth WSOP cash.
Steven Loube is a 34-year-old personal injury attorney who lives in Atlanta, Georgia playing in his very first WSOP event.
As mentioned earlier, 31-year-old Timothy Finne has significant WSOP experience, with this marking his fifth WSOP final table. Finne hails from Fanwood, New Jersey, and describes himself as a "professional slacker."
Finally, Cam Mckinley from Vancouver, Washington is playing his second WSOP final table. This marks his eighth WSOP cash.
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