In the last hand of the level, Miguel Proulx raised to 120,000 from the small blind, and L.J. Klein called from the BB. The flop came . Proulx checked, and Klein bet 240,000, leaving himself about a half million behind. Proulx announced he was raising pot, and Klein called with his remaining chips.
An intriguing situation, in which Proulx's humble pair of fours were currently best. But the turn gave Klein the straight, and the sealed it.
Klein bounds back to around 1.7 million on that one, while Proulx slips back under 2 million. We'll get exact counts here in a second as the players are about to go on a 20-minute break.
Joerg Engels has survived a few all-in situations today, but his good fortune in those spots has finally run out.
Engels open-raised to 110,000 from the button, and Michael Greco called from the big blind. The flop came . Greco checked, Engels pushed his remaining stack of approximately 260,000 in the middle, and Greco quickly called.
Greco's trip sixes put him well ahead of Engels. The turn was the , giving Greco a boat. And the river was the , sending Engels to the rail.
That hand puts Greco a little over a million in chips, good for second with four players left.
After that flurry of activity, we had a hand in which Miguel Proulx was not involved. Short stack Joerg Engels managed a double-up through L.J. Klein, pushing back up to 360,000. Klein slips back to 688,000.
Klein is still in second, but way, way behind Proulx now who has more than 2.4 million in front of him.
A hand after Miguel Proulx eliminated Trevor Pope, Karl Gal moved all in for his last 200,000 after a preflop raise and was instantly called by Proulx.
Gal was ahead and actually improved to a flush when the flop came . Proulx had flopped two pair and was looking to hit a jack or queen. The on the turn was no help, but the on the river sent reactions of shock and awe through the rail.
Proulx, who has been on a roll, is up over two million while Gal was eliminated from the tournament in sixth place ($54,736).
Trevor Pope opened with a raise to 100,000 from under the gun, and it folded to new chip leader Miguel Proulx who reraised the pot. It folded back to Pope, and he committed his last 220,000 or so to make the call.
Pope had a nice starter -- -- and was looking for the community cards to cooperate versus Proulx's . But the board didn't work out for Pope, coming , and he's out.
Proulx adds to his already big stack, pushing out over 1.9 million.
Jorge Engels was down to just 100,000 -- in the form of four green 25,000 chips -- when the big blind (now 40,000) reached him. Stephane Tayar called from the button, and Trevor Pope called also from the small blind. Engels tossed his remaining chips into the middle, Tayar called the raise, then Pope pushed all in from the BB. Tayar got out, and the cards were tabled.
The board ran out , meaning Engels ended with a full house. He'd tripled to 300,000 on that one. Pope slips to 344,000. And Tayar has 310,000.