The table folded around to Timothy Finne who opened for 12,500 from the small blind, then Alfonso Amendola shoved all in for 112,500 from the big blind. Finne quickly made the call, showing . Amendola tabled .
The board went , and Amendola's jacks held. Amendola doubles to 230,000, while Finne still has a big stack with 370,000.
Cyriel "Supa4real" Dohmen was all in before the flop with , and Michael Michnik called with .
Dohmen couldn't find an ace on the board of , and he's going to have his day end in 17th place. That's good for more than four times his buy-in, but it means he'll have to find something else to do for the rest of the night.
Jovon Williams open-shoved for 19,000. Gavin Smith called, and Kenny Hsiung moved all in for 61,000 from the small blind. Action was back on Smith, but Williams didn't see his initial call and he exposed his hand: . Smith called with and Hsiung revealed that his was dominating both players.
That came in handy when the board ran out , sending Williams out in 18th place. Hsiung scoops the pot to climb to 150,000, and that moves him past Smith's 123,000.
Things have calmed down -- relatively speaking -- here in the limit half of Level 15. No eliminations, anyway, for the first 15 minutes. There are a lot of chips moving back and forth, however, such as in this hand involving four players.
The hand began with Tay Nguyen raising from under the gun and getting three callers -- Michael Santoro (UTG+1), Steven Kelly (SB), and Kenny Hsiung (BB). The flop came . Kelly bet, Hsiung raised, Nguyen three-bet, and Santoro folded. Kelly then made it four bets (24,000 total), Hsiung got out, and Nguyen called.
The turn was the . Kelly made the big bet (12,000), and Nguyen called. The river brought the and another bet from Kelly and call from Nguyen.
Kelly showed for the flopped set, and Nguyen mucked. Kelly moves up to 255,000 on that one, while Nguyen is way down to 38,000.
Well, that was quite a half-hour of no-limit poker, with no less than seven eliminations, including some big stacks.
The seventh came in one of the last hands of the no-limit hold'em portion of Level 15. Jamie Rosen opened for 9,500 from UTG, and it folded around to Renaud Desferet in the small blind who reraised to 28,000. The big blind got out, then Rosen made it 63,000 to go. Desferet pushed all in for 115,000 total, and Rosen called.
Another race. But after the flop -- -- Rosen had left Desferet well behind. The turn sealed it, and Desfert is out in 21st.
With 20 players left, Rosen now takes the chip lead with 440,000.