Mikhail Lakhitov opened for 175,000 on the button and Hasan Babajane insta-shoved from the small blind. Lakhitov called and tabled and Lakhitov tabled . The board ran and Babajane doubled up.
From the button, Thomas Miller opened to 125,000, and Matthew Berkey three-bet shoved for about 1.4 million from the small blind. Miller snap-called, then fist-pumped as he knew his was in front. It's the second time we've seen Berkey three-bet shove in this spot, and just like last time, he had ace-rag this time: .
Unlike the last time, however, Berkey could not find his three-out life saver. The board ran out , and Miller and his rail enjoyed a huge celebration at Berkey's expense. The latter is out in 6th place, good for the first six-figure payout of this event. It's worth $119,528, and it's a fine consolation for the pro as he exits his first career WSOP final table.
We've been trying to find a way to describe the atmosphere in here right now, but it's almost beyond words. Suffice it to say that there's essentially constant yelling from the British fans, covering the range of topics from Tim Henman to "Port-a-Loos" to the local tourist bar, Stoney's. It's mostly nonsense, and they've begun to press in along the rails as the hands go on and the beverages continue to flow. Just now, one of them (Matt Perrins) spilled an entire beer over the ropes and onto the stage of the secondary featured table. Security is having a word with the gentlemen right now.
This party might be coming to an end as security begins to encircle the group.
Or maybe not. From across the rail, the Americans are now shouting, "Let them stay! Let them stay!"
Even the big man Dennis walked over to talk to the group. He couldn't get a word in as everyone began screaming, "Dennis, give us a wave. Dennis, Dennis, give us a wave!" They spilled beer on his shoes, but he just laughed and asked them one more time to behave themselves.
If we had one word to describe the scene, we'd go with "chaos". If we had two, we'd take "utter chaos". A pair of security guards have just escorted Perrins away from the table, and they had to deal with a barrage of full-throated chants and name calling as they tried to sort out the situation.
Matthew Berkey opened to 150,000 on the button and Eddy Sabat called from the small blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn came and Sabat led out with 60,000. Berkey raised to 200,000 and Sabat folded after some thought.
Matthew Berkey raised to 150,000 to open the pot, and Eddy Sabat called to see a flop. It came , and Berkey continued out with another 185,000 chips. Sabat quickly called, and they checked through the turn. On the river, the drew one last check from Berkey, and Sabat took his cue to bet 220,000 at the pot.
Berkey spent some time shuffling chips, then spoke up. "I feel like you have king-queen just as often as you have, like, pocket sevens." With that, he mustered the courage and slid the call forward. Sabat tabled , and Berkey quickly and quietly mucked.
Sabat is up to 2.2 million now after hanging out in the basement for a while.
Thomas Miller opened for 125,000 from the button and Eddy Sabat called from the big blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn came and Sabat check-called 105,000 from Miller. The river came and both players checked. Sabat turned over and Miller mucked.
In a battle of the blinds, Thomas Middleton opened to 150,000, and Thomas Miller eyed up his stack and made the call.
Both men checked through the flop, and Middleton check-called a bet of 160,000 on the turn. The river brought the , and both players checked again. Middleton flipped over , but Miller's was best at showdown.
"Middy" is down to about 1.4 million now.
Eddy Sabat opened for a raise on the button and Mikhail Lakhitov and Hassan Babajane came along in the blinds. The flop came and all three players checked. The turn came , Lakhitov bet out 100,000, Babajane folded and Sabat raised to 230,000. Lakhitov called and the river came . Both players checked and Lakhitov turned over and Sabat mucked.