|Награден фонд||1,353,000 AUD|
|Блайндове||80,000 / 160,000|
Phachara Wongwichit made it 210,000 on the button and Kevin Blackwood raised the small blind to 520,000.
Wongwichit called and the flop came down . Blackwood made it 760,000, but Wongwichit would not fold.
The turn came the and both players checked. The river was also checked by both with Wongwichit showing the to take it down.
The players are now on a 45-minute dinner break with Wongwichit holding a huge lead. Play will resume at approximately 8 p.m. local time in Melbourne.
Kevin Blackwood made it 300,000 from the cutoff and Stephen Koutsouvelis shipped it in.
Blackwood called with the and Koutsouvelis was flipping for his tournament life with the .
The board ran out and Blackwood made a boat to sink Koutsouvelis.
Alexandre Thomas jammed the cutoff and Phachara Wongwichit re-shoved from the button for more.
The blinds released and Thomas showed while Wongwichit had the dominating .
The board ran out , taking Thomas with it.
Alexandre Thomas raised it up preflop and Jacob Elmore Dahl defended his big blind.
Dahl then shoved the flop and Thomas snap-called with the set. Dahl had the and whiffed on the run out.
Sinan Aydogan made it 200,000 under the gun and Sean Giesbrecht pushed all in for 900,000 exactly.
Aydogan snap called with the and it was a classic cooler with Giesbrecht on the .
The board rolled out to the turn, but as we mentioned before, it's Giesbrecht's birthday, and the poker gods handed him a gift with the miracle on the river, doubling him up.
Aydogan was left with 30,000 in chips and although he doubled once, and split a pot a hand later, his luck ran out the very next hand when his pocket sevens lost a race to big slick.
Patrick Fletcher jammed it in under the gun for 600,000 and after it folded to Phachara Wongwichit in the big blind, he made the call with the .
Fletcher was flipping with the , but did not get there on the run out.
Kevin Blackwood raised the small blind to 190,000 and Sean Giesbrecht defended the big.
They both checked the flop, but Blackwood led for 150,000 into the turn.
Giesbrecht called, but folded when Blackwood jammed the river.
Today is Sean Giesbrecht's birthday, and although he wouldn't reveal how old he is turning, he did share some of the delicious birthday cake his wife organised for him! Playing for just over $275k, he was happy to share the cake with the rest of his final table mates (and some of us on Media Row!).