We missed the action, but when we reached the table, Matt Marafioti had laying in front of him, and Carter Phillips had . There was a four on the board, and Marafioti was eliminated.
Adzizzy Matthew Marafioti
Bubbled the 10k 6max 53rd. Busted blind vs blind to Carter Phillips w/ K8 vs K4. He spiked a 4. I was lowstacked as usual. On to the next 1. July 04 2012
On a flop Jason Mercier bet 19,500 into a pot worth around 32,000. Tony Hachem decided to raise to 85,000, and Mercier moved all in for 263,500. Hachem went into the tank, but eventually he folded his hand. Mercier took a big pot without showdown, and he's up among the chip leaders.
Darren Elias bet 6,000 on the flop and Eddy Sabat called to see the land on the turn. Both players checked and the river completed the board with the . Elias bet 26,000 and Sabat tank-called.
Elias showed the for two pair and Sabat mucked his hand.
On the next hand, Amit Makhija raised from the hijack seat to 12,000 and Sabat called from the small blind to see the flop come down . Both players checked.
The turn was the and Sabat bet 13,500. Makhija called to see the river.
On the river, the fell and Sabat checked. Makhija bet 35,000 and Sabat tank-called.
Makhija tabled the and Sabat said, "That's the one hand I could beat," while tabling the for ace high. Makhija's jack-high was mucked and Sabat won the pot.
Hafiz Khan opened to 10,500 on the button, and Layne Flack three-bet to 31,000 from the small blind. Khan moved all in, and Flack called, thinking he was priced in.
The board ran out ......, and Khan was eliminated.
On the board, Haralabos Voulgaris bet 11,000. Ferit Gabriellson made the call and the river completed the board with the . Voulgaris bet 30,000 and Gabriellson began to tank.
After a couple of minutes of tanking from Gabriellson, Voulgaris leaned forward and extended his cards towards the muck with his right arm, but kept them held by his hand. He put his forehead down on his left arm that was rested on the table. Gabriellson looked at him funny and then asked, "What are you doing?"
"I'm just trying to speed up the process, buddy. I'm either going to muck my hand or turn it over and I want to make it as fast as possible," responded Voulgaris. "Take as long as you want, but I just want to speed it up."
Eventually, Gabriellson made the call and Voulgaris turned over the for two pair. Gabriellson mucked and Voulgaris won the pot.
From the button, Carter Phillips raised to 13,500. In the big bind, Nick Maimone made the call and the flop came down . Maimone checked and Phillips bet 16,000. Maimone called.
The turn was the and both players checked to see the land on the river. Maimone checked and Phillips bet 30,000. Maimone fired back with a check-raise to 120,000 and Phillips snapped.
Maimone turned over the for a six-high straight — a.k.a. the nuts. Phillips showed just the and mucked his other card.
Maimone moved to 670,000 and Phillips dropped to 536,500.
After the hand, Matt Marafioti said he also folded a five and said he had jack-five of spades. "You really took that long to fold?" said Haralabos Voulgaris, citing that Marafioti took a bit of time to fold preflop.
"I didn't take that long," came back Marafioti.
"Really? You looked at your cards 10 different ways," finished Voulgaris.
From middle position David Chiu moved all in for 35,500, and Master Classics of Poker Amsterdam winner David Boyaciyan made the call.
The board ran out , and Chiu was eliminated short of the money.