We have reached the end of the level. The last two players are on a ten-minute break.
Sam Farha can't quite finish off James Dempsey. The two took a raised flop of , with Farha the player in position. He bet after Dempsey checked, then called a check-raise. The rest of the chips were in on the turn . Farha showed down . He was looking for a low card against Dempsey's three kings, . The river was paint, , to give Dempsey another double up. He's back up to 1.0 million.
Sam Farha is trying to apply the pressure again. In a limped pot, Farha bet the flop, the turn and the river. James Dempsey called the first two bets, but tank-folded to the river bet.
Dempsey is sliding dangerously downwards.
Sam Farha has to start all over with trying to eliminate James Dempsey. He took a step in that direction by betting the turn of a board. James Dempsey called. Both players checked the river, with Farha tabling , trip aces, to take down the pot.
Much to the delight of the drunken British railbirds ("Scoooooooooop!" is their new favorite word), James Dempsey is dragging himself back into the match. He scooped yet another pot after check-raising a flop of and then betting the turn. Farha called the turn bet, then checked behind after Dempsey checked the river. Dempsey showed for two pair, kings and fours, to claim the pot.
Dempsey is up to 1.8 million.
Sam Farha had opened a 15-to-1 chip lead over James Dempsey, but a series of pots have brought Dempsey back from the brink to only a 3-to-1 deficit. Most recently, he called after Farha raised the button and then check-called another bet on a flop of . Both players checked the turn. Dempsey then took the initiative to bet the river. Farha called but couldn't beat , a six-high straight and a low.
Dempsey now has about 1.65 million. Farha has roughly 4.8 million.
At this point, any pair must look like a monster to the short-stacked James Dempsey. He opened his button pre-flop and was called by Sam Farha. They got one bet in on the flop, and then the rest of Dempsey's were in on the turn. Farha called with , a partial wrap draw. Dempsey showed . That hand made a full house, tens full of eights, with the river. Dempsey scooped and doubled to 750,000 to stay alive.
It's looking grim for James Dempsey now. He's down to 375,000 after losing another pot to Sam Farha. Dempsey raiesd the button and was called by Farha. Farha led a flop of , with Dempsey calling. On the turn, Farha fired again. Dempsey made a raise, then snap-folded when Farha announced a re-raise.
The Farha train is rolling towards the finish line now.
It continues to go poorly for James Dempsey in the heads-up portion. He was in the big blind and called a raise from Sam Farha on the button. Both players cecked the flop. Dempsey led the turn and was called by Farha. Both players checked the river. Farha showed to claim the pot.