Hand #156: Eric Shanks raised to 205,000 from the button and Jeff Blenkarn called in the small blind to check in the dark. On the flop, Shanks bet 165,000 and was called. The turn was checked through and Blenkarn then won the pot with a bet of 225,000 after the river completed the board.
Hand #157: Mike Kachan raised to 200,000 out of the small blind and Andrew Egan folded. Kachan showed his opponents the .
Hand #158: Kachan raised to 265,000 from the button, Egan announced all in and Kachan quickly called. Both players shook hands after they tabled their cards.
Both players were almost even in stack and the flop gave Kachan, who was the player at risk, the lead. Egan asked for a jack to get a sweat and sure enough the appeared on the turn. The river saw him reduced to less than five big blinds.