Joel Gunnarsson opened to 1,000 preflop and Mike Watson made it 2,300 in the seat next to him. It was passed around to Gunnarsson who moved all in for about 8,000 and Watson called.
The board came and Watson, having lost some chips from earlier, is back up to 25,000.
A huge pot just played out on the last table left in the outer room. Former EPT Snowfest winner Vladimir Geshkenbein and Rasmus Vogt got into a raising war to creat a 97,000 chip pot, all in preflop.
The flop came and the Russian was already looking a little nervous, the ended the hand and Vogt hit the to add insult to injury.
Geshkenbein has about 33,000 left.
Raahil Bhatia opened to 1,000 in early position, and Dan Smith eyed Bhatia's before calling in the big blind. The dealer fanned , both players checked, and Smith led out for 2,500 when the turned. Bhatia called.
The completed the board, Smith flicked forward two blue T5,000 chips, and Bhatia tanked for over a minute before calling the 10,000-chip bet.
Smith ripped over like it was the absolute nuts, and after examining Smith's queen-high, Bhatia finally showed for a pair of eights.
Dejan Divkovic opened for a raise in late position, Jesper Hoog three-bet to 2,400 on his direct left, and the action folded back to Divkovic. He four-bet to 4,600, prompting Hoog to go all in for 16,600.
Divkovic tanked for well over two minutes, then finally released his hand.
"Ace-king," someone at the table said in regards to Hoog's hand. "Ace-king."
Seng Ugh opened to 1,100 on the button, Nelson Vaz Da Silva defended his big blind, and the flop came . Da Silva check-called a bet of 1,600, and then check-called another 2,850 when the turned.
The completed the board, Da Silva checked a third time, and Ugh emptied the chamber, firing a third and final bullet worth 6,900.
Da Silva called, leading Ugh to muck his hand, and Da Silva slid his hand into the muck as well.
Imagine you get into a raising war against Viktor Blom. Imagine you have queens. You'd imagine feeling pretty good about yourself, right?
A similar situation just happened to Rens Feenstra who was happy to put his 20,000 or so into the middle with against Viktor Blom. But the latter had picked up this time and with a board of , Feenstra was already walking out of the door.
Iaran Lightbourne opened preflop to 1,100 before Michael Abecassis moved all in for not too much more. Lightbourne didn't seem too happy about it but he was in no position to fold.
The board came and the Frenchman was eliminated.
Lauri Pesonen opened to 1,200 in middle position, Theo Jorgensen called in the hijack seat, and Mario Chiang Guanilo defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , Guanilo checked, and Pesonen continued for 1,800. Only Jorgensen called.
The turn was the , Pesonen slowed down, check-calling a bet of 4,500 from Jorgensen, and a repeat jack () completed the board.
Pesonen checked, Jorgensen flipped out 10,000 (leaving a single blue T5,000), and Pesonen tank-folded.
Hunter Frey is out, he pushed all in blind on blind with against Mike Watson's . The board came and Watson boosted his chips up to about 26,000. Seeing "SirWatts" chip up is the last thing anyone else at the table wants though.