Scott Seiver called to another player's completion on third street, and then called a raise from Eric Friedman (the completer folded).
Seiver check-called further bets from Friedman down streets four through six, before Friedman checked behind on seventh. Friedman turned over a pair of aces, and Seiver was down to just 16,000.
A few hands later, and Seiver busted out very quietly while no-one was looking. When he got to the payout desk, the TD accidentally issued him with a payout slip for the PLO event that's taking place across the way. We hope he did well...
We were waiting anxiously for our two chip leaders to clash and we didn't have to wait for long. Sorel Mizzi completed before Pat Pezzin raised. Mizzi made the call and again on fourth, before raising it on fifth. Pezzin called the raise and then called Mizzi down on sixth and seventh streets.
Mizzi: () /
Pezzin: (XXX) /
A well disguised trip fives for Mizzi and he rakes in the pot to move to outright chip leader with 290,000 and Pezzin drops to 225,000.
Greg Mascio had just lost a sizable pot to Vorakboth Eam, so by the time we caught up with him he was down to just 1,500 after he'd paid his ante. It naturally went in on third street; a bet from Owais Ahmed on fourth got rid of Julian Herold who'd also briefly been interested, and they were heads up at a showdown.
Mascio: (X) in no particular order
Ahmed: , again, in random order
Michael Rocco was all in on third street for his last chips against Scott Seiver and Eric Friedman in a re-raised pot. The two live players checked fourth street before Friedman bet fifth to force a fold from Seiver.
Seiver: (XX) /
Rocco: () /
Friedman: () /
Rocco made a decent set of sixes but Friedman rivered a full house to take it down and eliminate Rocco from the tournament. Friedman moves up to 80,000.
Seat 1: John Regan - 73,300
Seat 2: Darren Shebell - 87,000
Seat 3: Christine Pietsch - 44,000
Seat 4: Sorel Mizzi - 225,000
Seat 5: Peter Klaus-Stohner - 22,000
Seat 6: Pat Pezzin - 280,000
Seat 7: Jon Turner - 92,000
Seat 8: already empty by the time we got there, but we suspect it was Scott Epstein, briefly
Seat 1: Alex Kravchenko - 34,000
Seat 2: James Laird - 31,000
Seat 3: Steven Albini - 78,000
Seat 4: Michael Rocco - 6,000
Seat 5: Brian Johnson - 110,000
Seat 6: Richard Ashby - 150,000
Seat 7: Scott Seiver - 48,000
Seat 8: Eric Friedman - 58,000
Seat 1: Said Elsanafiri - 33,000
Seat 2: Vorakboth Eam - 71,000
Seat 3: Julian Herold - 59,000
Seat 4: Owais Ahmed - 36,000
Seat 5: Dan Heimiller - 60,000
Seat 6: Raymond Walter - 97,000
Seat 7: Greg Mascio - 46,000
Seat 8: Sergey Pomerantsev - 42,000
The more attentive reader will notice that the bulk of the chips are on Table 311. We'll be watching very closely...