We didn't think it would take too long to get through to our final table this evening, but we certainly didn't think it would take less than five hours of play to reach our final table.
Players started to fall from some of the very first hands and in what seemed like no time at all we were down to three tables, then two, then one. Some talented players were among those who didn't survive, including Svetlana Gromenkova. John Clancy, Peter Traply and Josh Goldstein.
The nine players that will be returning to play tomorrow include chip leader Sebastien Roy (1,867,000), but he is followed closely by Timothy Beeman (1,788,000). Daniel Fuhs is the only other player heading into the final table with over a million chips (1,251,000). Meanwhile, Michael Michnik is our short stack (307,000) and Scott Montgomery will need a little help to improve (604,000).
Join us tomorrow at 2:30 PM local time as we return to play down to a winner.
Players had negotiated a twenty-minute break to allow them to grab some food before what could have been a long journey from ten players to nine. However it only took a few post-break hands for the final table to become set.
John Dolan had raised a previous hand from the button and did so once more from the cutoff, making it 65,000 to go. Daniel Carbonari was next to act and he announced he was all in for a total of 282,000. Dolan thought for a minute but eventually made the call.
Carbonari's tournament life was at stake and he had to improve to make it through the hand. The flop was no help as it fell . The turn was the and the river was the , leaving Dolan with the best hand.
We're now in a 20-minute break.
We're down to just ten players, which means it's time to shuffle up the seating. We'll be back in a moment with chip counts, but in the meantime, here's how we're looking:
Seat 1: Scott Montgomery
Seat 2: Adam Richardson
Seat 3: Daniel Fuhs
Seat 4: Peter Dufek
Seat 5: Sebastian Roy
Seat 6: Michael Michnik
Seat 7: John Dolan
Seat 8: Daniel Carbonari
Seat 9: Timothy Beeman
Seat 10: Mick Carlson
The action folded to the button and Sebastien Roy opened the pot qith a 43,000-chip raise. Ryan D'Angelo re-popped it to 111,000 in the small blind and Roy moved all in. D'Angelo snapped.
"That can be real!" said D'Angelo.
The board ran out and D'Angelo is out in 13th place. Sebastien Roy is now our chipleader with 1,900,000 chips.
Josh Goldstein had action folded to him on the button when he shoved for the rest of his stack with Daniel Fuhs making the call.
Not only did Goldstein fail to improve his hand on the flop, Fuhs picked up quads when it came . Fuhs was drawing dead through the on the turn and the on the river.