We caught the action on the flop which read Haralabos Voulgaris bet 6,000. Bill Perkins raised it up to 15,000 after which Voulgaris made it 50,000. Perkins put in too much for the call and he was forced to make another raise. This triggered a shove from Voulgaris who put 318,000 across the line.
Perkins gave it some thought and eventually called.
The turn brought the and the river the making a flush for Perkins. The chips were quickly checked and it turned out that Perkins had Voulgaris covered. Voulgaris made his way to the exit as Perkins started stacking a mountain of chips.
"Billlll Perkinsssss," Philipp Gruissem said in a way only he can as the German strolled over to the table.
"I needed to buy in twice for this much," Perkins said.
"I played a Daniel Negreanu type hand," Perkins added.
"Three-five suited?" Gruissem guessed as everyone at the table started laughing.
"Close enough," Winfred Yu said as play continued with Gruissem as the railbird.
On the very next hand Perkins played against Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel. Eventually the board ran out and Duhamel bet 29,500. Perkins quickly raised to 75,000 and Duhamel looked back down at his cards before folding.
"I'll show," Perkins said with a smile as he tabled .
"Ooooh, so that's how it works ha!" Gruissem said, and once again everyone started laughing. Perkins is already close to having four times the starting stack and the current tournament chip leader.