Rodrigo Portaleoni and another player got all the chips in the middle before the flop with Portaleoni's dominating the other player's . The board ran out and the other player was sent to the rail while Portaleoni's stack soared to 300,000.
Kyle Cartwright raised from early position and was called by Seat 8, who was the next player to act, and the big blind. When the flop came down , the big blind checked, Cartwright bet 16,500, and both his opponents folded. Ship the pot to Cartwright.
It appears that we have only two women remaining in the field. One of those is Jamie Kerstetter whose stack has been rising throughout the day. We're sure her mom will be happy to know that Jamie currently has 275,000, well above the average stack.
Josh Brikis raised to 9,000 from under the gun and action folded to the small blind who called. The player in the big blind then announced he was all in. Brikis followed suit declaring that he was all in as well. The player in the small blind went into the tank and eventually decided to fold.
The player in the small blind groaned after he saw the hands saying that he had folded pocket jacks, but he wasn't upset for long as the board ran out giving Brikis a pair of aces and the win.
With about 60,000 in the pot and a board reading , a player in the big blind checked and Andrea Dato simply moved all in. The big blind, who only had about 55,000 behind, was clearly upset about being put in such a situation. After a moment's thought, the big blind laid down his hand and allowed Dato to take down the pot.
Action folded around to Justin Young in the cutoff. He raised it to 9,000, and it folded to the big blind, who shoved all in for about 85,000 total. Young made the call for most of his stack, and found that he had his opponent dominated.
Young looked away as the board ran out . Young collected the pot with a straight, and is now up to about 200,000.
Earlier in the tournament, Jamus Sundstrom and another player ended up all in after a flop of with Sundstrom's well ahead of the other player's . The turn was a but the river brought the giving the other player a better two pair and the win. After that hand Sundstrom was left with two black chips and one green chip, 225 total.
While it would seem that that would be the end of a tournament for any player, Sundstrom took his tiny stack and started an epic comeback. He is now sitting with 219,000 in chips which is well above the average stack.