Vladimir Geshkenbein - 3,764,000
Neil Arce - 1,755,000
Johnny Chan - 705,000
The players have returned from their very short intermission and the cards are back in the air.
Vladimir Geshkenbein has been pounding the beers this afternoon and pleaded with the tournament director for a break after the level.
"We just took a break!" was the floorperson's response.
"But I really have to pee! Just two minutes." he begged.
And thus, we're on a quick five-minute break. Back momentarily.
Danny Huynh eliminated in 4th place
After pushing all in the previous three hands, Danny Huynh tried it once more for his last 320,000.
Neil Arce followed suit, pushing all in himself to prompt folds from both Johnny Chan and Vladimir Geshkenbein in the blinds.
The flop fell down
to give both players a gutshot straight-draw.
As Huynh's supporters called for a Queen, they would see the
land on the turn to give both players chop outs.
Unfortunately for Huynh, the
would land on the river to see Arce make a Broadway straight to send Huynh to the rail in 4th place.
As Huynh collected $63,164 for his efforts, Arce raked in the pot to climb to 1,740,000 in chips.
Short-stacked and all in before the flop holding
against Neil Arce's
, Danny Huynh would need a little help from the board to avoid elimination and he got just that.
flop was huge for Huynh, as it improved the likelihood of a chopped pot. The
fell on the turn, giving Arce additional outs to win the pot, but the
fell on the river ensuring a chop.
Danny Huynh opened on the button to 65,000, only to have Johnny Chan three-bet to 150,000 from the big blind.
Huynh asked for a count, and after finding out Chan had 209,000 behind, he just called.
The flop landed
and Chan checked and was immediately followed by Huynh pushing all in. Chan quickly obliged and the cards were tabled.
With Huynh drawing virtually dead, the
on the turn would lock the pot for Chan, and once the meaningless
fell on the river, Chan was pushed the pot to climb to 742,000 in chips.
With the action on Johnny Chan on the button, he splashed the pot with a raise of 75,000.
Vladimir Geshkenbein then announced all in and slid a stack of red 25,000-denomination chips into the pot.
Danny Huynh passed from the big blind as did Chan.
"No, no, no, I had my favourite hand" spoke Geshkenbein in broken English as he tossed over his
Huynh threw his head back and Geshkenbein raked in the pot to push back to 3,890,000 in chips.
Grant Levy eliminated in 5th place
Grant Levy entered the pot with a raise to 60,000 from under the gun.
Vladimir Geshkenbein was next to speak, and followed with a raise to 200,000. Everyone else passed and Levy slid his remaining 500,000 or so into the middle with Geshkenbein instantly calling.
The flop of
kept Levy in the lead and Geshkenbein drawing to any Ace or running cards for a straight or flush.
"The four of spades is perfect" stated Levy, only to see a different spade land - the
Levy would now need to fade any Ace or spade to stay alive, but unfortunately for him the
would land on the river to see him exit in fifth place.
For Levy, he wouldn't be going home empty handed as he collects $49,127 for his deep run in this tournament as Geshkenbein soars to 3,510,000 in chips.