Play has really opened up here as we approach the end of the day, eschewing the "tighten up to make it to the next day" line of play that is the norm in such situations. On Table 2 we had one player eliminated holding pocket tens against ace-king, with the board running out .
One table over Stefan Hjorthall tanked for three minutes after opening preflop to 3,000 and having the big blind re-raise all in for 23,000. Hjorthall evenutally called all in for about 15,000, promping the big blind to slam the table in frustraton. He seemed reluctant to show his cards but show them he did, turning up . That was racing against Hjorthall's . The board ran out to end Hjorthall's day.
"You move all in with that?" he muttered. "Good luck in the tournamet." Another player, perhaps thinking that Hjorthal's opponent's sarcasm detector wasn't working, translated. "He doesn't really mean that," he said.