Chance Kornuth checked the flop from the small blind and Danny Smith bet 135,000 from the button. Kornuth called it, and then bet out 400,000 on the turn. A dejected looking Smith folded, and was down to just 430,000.
Chance Kornuth raised to 125,000 under the gun and Ted Martin called on the button. Kornuth bet out 90,000 on the flop and Martin called, but Kornuth bet another 160,000 on the turn and this time Martin folded.
Martin now joins Danny Smith below the million mark - he's down to 850,000.
Kevin Boudreau raised to 160,000, and Chance Kornuth defended his big blind. The flop fell , and Kornuth checked. Boudreau bet 240,000. Chance announced pot, but he was still counting out the million-chip bet when Boudreau folded.
Kornuth's fans went nuts, cheering and clapping. They were careful not say anything, having been told they could positively root for their friend. But after a few seconds, the TD silenced them. Apparently they're not allowed to celebrate now either if Kornuth wins chips at the expense of Boudreau. Meanwhile, Kevin is down to a million in chips.
Chance Kornuth min-raised under the gun only for Kevin Boudreau to reraise pot from the small blind - 300,000 in total. Kornuth sat motionless for a moment, and then called.
They saw a flop and Boudreau checked. Kornuth bet a relatively small 150,000, and Boudreau folded. Cheering from the Kornuth side of the rail.
...But this time it was Chau Giang. The railers changed their minds when they realized who it was, but Giang decided to move of his own accord.
Gavin Smith tried to bet the bemused Giang $1,000 that he couldn't sit on the Forbidden Rail for a minute. Giang declined and sat down in the Permitted Rail instead.
That was the cry from the assembled railers, as a hapless gentleman attempted to sit down in the "forbidden" area of the stands.
"Welcome to Vegas," said the TD as the confused gent was escorted to another side of the rail by security.
A brief raising war between Kevin Boudreau (under the gun) and Chance Kornuth (big blind) resulted in the cards on their backs, Boudreau all in.
To cheering from the his railers, Boudreau doubled to around 2.1 million. Kornuth remained the chip leader after that on around 3 million.
Chance Kornuth min-raised under the gun and Danny Smith called in the big blind.
Smith checked the flop and Kornuth asked the dealer, "How much can I bet?" The dealer immediately replied 270,000. "Wow," said Kornuth, "You're fast." He bet pot.
Smith tanked up. Kornuth told him, "I wish you luck if you go all in." Still he tanked.
Over at the rail Shaun Deeb and Jon Aguiar were having fun.
Aguiar: "How much are you down in live tournaments?"
Deeb: "How much are you down in online tournaments?"
Eventually Smith folded, and Kornuth took the pot.