Well, we spoke too soon about the comeback of Jared Bleznick, as he recently met his demise in 33rd place.
Bleznick was all in on sixth street in a three-way stud-8 hand but mucked when he couldn't get past the hands of Michael Chow and Nick Schulman. The players are now re-balancing for the final four tables of play. One more table break and we'll be in the money.
Richard Ashby raised under the gun, Allen Kessler flatted, and the small blind joined them. The flop fell , and after the small blind checked, Ashby bet. Kessler raised, the small blind folded, and Ashby called. He went back to betting on the turn, and Kessler just called this time. After the on the river, Ashby checked.
When Kessler bet, Ashby knew he was in trouble. "Do you have queens or aces?" Ashby decided he was willing to pay the bet to see Chainsaw's cards. Kessler showed for top set as Ashby predicted. Somehow Kessler's loose preflop call had been rewarded with a suckout against Ashby's . You just can't beat Kessler this summer now that he's opened up his game.
With this hand, Kessler moved up to 410k and took over the chip lead. Ashby dropped down to 250k.