Hand #76: Phillip McAllister opened the action with a raise to 255,000 from the cutoff. McAllister had . Toby Lewis three-bet to 600,000 with from the button. McAllister called.
The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the and both players checked again. The river was the and they both checked again. McAllister won the pot with a pair of eights and is over 11 million.
Hand #77: Toby Lewis opened to 240,000 with from the cutoff and everyone folded.
Hand #78: Toby Lewis had again under the gun and opened for 240,000. Mike Watson had pocket aces, , and called. Phillip McAllister called from the big blind as well, with .
The flop came and the action checked to Watson, who was last to act. Watson bet 400,000. McAllister folded and Lewis folded as well.
Hand #79: Mike Watson raised with pocket queens, . Watson made it 250,000. Vladimir Troyanovskiy reraised with , making it 575,000. Watson called.
The flop came and Watson checked to Troyanovskiy, who took a moment and then counted out a bet of 425,000. The action was back on Watson and he called.
The turn was the and Watson checked again. Troyanovskiy checked behind. The river was the and Watson counted out some chips and quickly slid in a bet of 1,250,000. Troyanovskiy called and lost a giant pot on the final hand of the level. Watson would creep over eight million chips and Troyanovskiy would be the short stack, holding only 13 big blinds.