After some big pre-flop raising, Tony Albano and a lone opponent saw a flop of .
Sparks then flew as both players got their stacks in with Tony's opponent as the at-risk player with less than 15,000 remaining.
"Aces?" Tony asked his adversary, and that's exactly what he got as the player showed down . "Yes!" he shouted as he tabled his .
The all-in player would need to catch an ace but did not get one as the turn and river blanked out.
"What a rush!" exclaimed Tony as he raked in his newfound chips. He is now the chip leader with about 75,000 in chips.
Peter Kleudgen is feeling pretty good right now after hitting his three-outer with just one card to go.
On a board of , Peter bet out 4,000 and Steve responded by going all-in. Peter, with the smaller stack, made the call for his tournament life and the cards were tabled:
Peter was in big trouble as he had run into a set of tens. Only a king would save him now:
"Wow!" came the cry from the table as a king magically appeared on the river to give Peter the win and double-up.
Steve could only shake his head as he counted out the necessary chips and gave them to Peter, who is now at about 42,000. Steve, meanwhile, is down to about 12,000 in chips.
Cards are back in the air after the players' dinner break.
After that earlier hand against Alex Wu, Thomas Muehloecker saw his stack go down, then back up again in two straight hands.
Pre-flop, it was Thomas against Alex again, with Alex going all-in for his last 11,650 in chips and Thomas making the call.
With the better hand, it looked like Thomas was set to finish off Alex's stack. The dealer had other plans, as the flop came to thrust Alex into the lead.
The turn was a blank and the river only improved Alex's hand even more, doubling him up and reducing Thomas' stack to about 47,000.
One hand after, Thomas was at it again as he got it all-in pre-flop with against a short-stacked player's . The short stack looked prime for a double-up but a nine on the flop gave Thomas the lead.
The turn and river blanked out, sending the short stack out and boosting Thomas' stack back up to about 51,000.
Thomas Muehloecker has just taken down a big pot after confrontation with Alex Wu.
Pre-flop, Thomas raised to 800 from early position and seatmate Alex re-raised to 3,000. Thomas made the call and they saw a flop of . Thomas bet out 2,700 and Alex made the call.
On the turn of , Thomas bet out once again, this time for 3,600. Alex responded by re-raising to 8,100 and Thomas made the call.
When the river brought what seemed like a harmless card, Alex shoved all-in for his last 25,000, prompting Thomas to tank for a while.
Finally, he declared "call" and showed , which was way ahead of Alex's .
Thomas is now up to about 60,000 in chips while Alex is down to about 12,000.