Pre-flop, Lee Changhun made a raise to 12,000 and Linh Tran decided to go for it all and shoved the last of his stack in. Lee made the call and the cards were tabled:
Linh would virtually need to catch one of the three kings in the deck while avoiding aces to survive. Unfortunately for him, the board brought complete blanks, sending him out of the tournament in 19th place.
Tony Albano, who won the Metro Anniversary Special tournament last December, could be on his way to another great showing here after winning a big pot.
Pre-flop, Tony raised to 8,500 from under the gun and Tao Jin, who was next to act, calmly slid his stack into the middle for an additional 63,000. Everybody folded back to Tony, who tanked for a few minutes before finally making the call.
Tony pumped his fist as he saw that his were ahead of Tao's , but he would still need to avoid some cards to finish off what he started.
A loud "ooh" came from the crowd of onlookers as the flop brought , giving Tony a full house but giving his opponent a shot at a bigger full house should a king or ten fall.
That never happened as the turn and river brought the and , respectively, sending Tao out of the tournament in 21st place.
"Success!" came the loud shout from Tony as he raked in his chips.
We caught up with a board of where there was already a considerable amount of pot around 90,000.
Tony Albano fired another 30,000 into the pot against Tao Jin, who tanked for a long time... After tanking, and more tanking, he finally called as Albano showed his much to the disappointment of the now short-stacked Jin.