Now that we've reached our final nine, the players have redrawn for new seats. Here's the new seating chart:
Seat 1 - Grant Levy
Seat 2 - Jonathan Karamalikis
Seat 3 - Young Kim
Seat 4 - Vladimir Geshkenbein
Seat 5 - Danny Huynh
Seat 6 - Neil Arce
Seat 7 - In Wook Choi
Seat 8 - Nicholas Wong
Seat 9 - Johnny Chan
Johnny Chan - 165,000
Neil Arce - 320,000
In Wook Choi - 540,000
Nicholas Wong - 305,000
Young Kim - 675,000
Grant Levy - 1,106,000
Michael Marvanek - 290,000
Danny Huynh - 270,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein - 1,140,000
Johnathan Karamalikis - 790,000
Moments after doubling up through Johnny Chan, Nicholas Wong duplicated the feat, this time courtesy of Yevgeniy Timoshenko.
Johnathan Karamalikis opened the pot with a raise to 18,000 from the button and Wong three-bet to 49,000 from the small blind. The action then fell to Timoshenko in the big who moved all in. Karamalikis folded and Wong made the call for less, about 131,500.
The board ran out and Wong's kicker played to earn him the pot.
The rich are getting richer over on Table 6, as Vladimir Geshkenbein just added an extra 150,000 to his stack with the elimination of Hong Kong resident Derek Cheong. Danny Huynh recalled the details of the hand for us:
Geshkenbein opened with a raise to 22,000 holding offsuit. Cheong then moved all in over the top for a total of ~140,000 with off. Geshkenbein made the call sending the hand to a showdown, where he managed to spike an ace on the turn to take down the pot.
Geshkenbein now sits with just over 1.3 million in chips, alone at the top of the leaderboard.