We're down to 21 players and three tables now, and our field has been picked up. Everyone's moved about five tables over to the area near the rail where the three tables have automatic shuffling machines, and we're off for the push to the final table.
Benjamin Parker popped it up to 12,000 and was confronted with Chau Giang three-betting all in for 50,000. Parker made the call and drew one card while Giang stood pat.
Giang tabled while Parker had the on the table. Parker squeezed out his drawn card and then exposed it to the table, showing a for a nine-seven low. Chau Giang was sent home and Parker's stack has climbed to 160,000.
Under the gun, Phil Hellmuth raised to 12,000, and Salman Behbehani three-bet to 30,500. Chino Rheem cold-called, Hellmuth folded, and Behbehani reraised all in over the top. Rheem spent a long while in the tank before folding, and Cantu made the call to put himself all in for his last 81,500.
Both men patted, and Cantu showed , and Behbehani could not beat it. He flashed , then spun his cards into the muck.
That's a big pot for Cantu, a double-up and then some. He's back to 213,000, while Behbehani falls back to about 86,000.
Mike Wattel shoved his last 24,000 into the middle after the deal, and Benjamin Parker made the call. He patted with , and Wattel needed one card.
He showed as well, and he would have to find a three or a five to stay alive. It was close but no cigar; a peeled off the deck, and Wattel has been eliminated in 23rd place.
George Lind raised to 12,000 from the cutoff, only to be repopped by chip leader Steve Sung to 42,000. Lind made the call and drew one card while Sung stood pat.
Sung checked to Lind who, after some time, shoved all in for 111,500. Sung made the call, flipping up a winning to beat Lind's .
This pot makes Steve Sung a commanding chip lead with 550,000 while sending George Lind to the rail.
We're on a break, a twenty-minute break while we color up and race off the gray T100 chips.
Richard Ashby opened to 21,000, and Josh Brikis three-bet shoved for 53,000 total. Ashby thought it over for a long while before announcing the call, and Brikis was at risk.
Ashby patted, and he turned up . Brikis took one, and he showed as he sweated the spots on his draw card. It was bad news; Brikis read the card and rainbow-mucked it. It flipped over, and it was a to pair him up and send him off.
Ashby is up to about 220,000 with that knockout.
When we caught up with the action, we saw Phil Hellmuth, Brandon Cantu, Chino Rheem, and Huck Seed taking one card with a pot of around 100,000. After the draw, Hellmuth shot out a bet of 28,000. Seed and Cantu got out of the way while Rheem decided to make the call.
Hellmuth flipped up and Rheem's cards were sent into the muck. This pot brings Hellmuth up to around 290,000 while dropping Rheem down to roughly 135,000.
The action began with Peter Gould raising to 8,200 from the cutoff. Chino Rheem three-bet to 25,000 from the small blind and Gould replied by four-betting all in for around 45,000. Rheem made the call.
Rheem drew three cards and Gould took only one. Gould flipped over . Rheem turned over the for the two cards that he kept, then proceeded to flip his drawn cards one at a time.
First Rheem turned over a , followed by a . The only way that Rheem could eliminate Gould at this point would be to flip over a three or a four for his last card, as they both shared the jack-seven low. Unfortunately for Gould, Rheem peeked at his card and then slammed it on the table, showing the and sending Gould to the rail.
Chino Rheem is now sitting with around 195,000 in chips.