Ivan Tan was in position on a board of . By the time we came to the table he had 3,050 chips out as a bet, but we're not sure if he bet that amount or raised that amount after his opponent bet. Regardless, his opponent seemed agonized by his decision on such a straighting and flushing board. Finally, he called.
Tan was clearly not happy to see the call. "King-high," he said, showing a red king. His opponent turned over for top set and dragged the pot.
"I guess that was a good river for me," he joked afterwards.
"Not really," Tan replied. "I was going to bet the river anyway!"
Present in today's field -- as he is in many of the big buy-in poker tournaments that take place across Asia -- is Tom Hall, CEO of Asian Logic. Hall has had smooth sailing so far. At this stage of the proceedings he seems to be playing in a straightforward manner. With position on a four-way flop of , Hall raised to 3,600 after the player on his right opened for 1,200. Everyone else folded, including the original bettor, who showed pocket jacks. Hall obligingly opened the .
Eric Assadourian has been eliminated in cruel circumstances.
Preflop, Assadourian made an opening raise from under-the-gun with and was three-bet out of the big blind by Dustin Bowman to 1,600. Assadourian made the call and they proceeded to the flop.
On the flop Bowman led 2,400 and Assadourian popped him up to 7,100. Bowman called and a hit the turn.
This time Bowman checked, and Assadourian took the invite to move all in. After thinking about Bowman made the call and tabled to trail Assadourian's two pair. That was until a repeat spiked the river to give Bowman the bigger two pair and send Assadourian out of the tournament.