Davidi Kitai and Cary Katz have returned, and the heads-up battle is underway.
|Blinds||15,000 / 30,000|
The players are taking a short break before heads-up play begins.
Dimitar Danchev Eliminated in 4th Place ($77,893); Vincent Bartello Eliminated in 3rd Place ($103,628)
Hand #52: Davidi Kitai raised opened for a raise under the gun, and everyone else folded.
Hand #53:: Cary Katz completed the blind, and Kitai checked. Katz check-called . Both players checked the , and a hit the river. Katz slid out a tall stack of orange chips, and Kitai immediately folded.
Hand #54: Vincent Bartello raised to 52,000, and nobody called.
Hand #55: Kitai raised to 52,000 on the button, and both blinds folded
Hand #56: Dimitar Danchev raised to 48,000 on the button, and Katz called from the big blind. On a flop, both players checked. The turn came , and Katz fired 40,000. and Danchev called. The river was the , and Katz check-called. He showed to beat of Danchev.
Hand #57: Danchev raised to 84,000 under the gun. Bartello repotted all in, and Kitai called all in. Danchev went all in as well.
The board ran out , and Kitai eliminated two players.
Hand #49: Eugene Katchalov was first to act, and raised to 48,000. He received no callers.
Hand #50: Cary Katz raised to 48,000 in the cutoff, Dimitar Danchev three-bet the pot out of the small blind, then showed queens when Katz folded.
Hand #51: Katz was first to act, and raised to 50,000. Katchalov three-bet the pot (174,000) out of the small blind, Vincent Bartello tanked for nearly a minute before folding in the big blind. Katz moved all in and Katchalov called.
Katchalov was dominated, and after the flop fell , he was drawing very slim. The Ukranian native would need the to make a set or running non-spade straight cards to survive. Unfortunately for him, the turned, leaving him drawing dead. A meaningless completed the board, and Katchalov hit the rail in fifth place.
Katz now sits with nearly 800,000 chips.
Hand #48: Dimitar Danchev raised to 48,000, Cary Katz raised the pot (174,000) from the small blind, and Danchev moved all in. Katz called for 258,000.
The flop didn't change anything, but the on the turn gave Katz a leading pair of kings. The bricked on the river, and Katz doubled to 540,000 chips. Danchev slipped to 237,000 chips.
Hand #45: Davidi Kitai raised to 84,000 on the button, and both blinds folded.
Hand#46: Cary Katz opened to 50,000, Kitai called and Dimitar Danchev shipped all in from the button for 151,000. Katz made the call, as did Kitai. Both players checked the flop. A hit the turn, and more checks ensued. The river was , and they decided to show it down. Danchev's was good for the triple up.
Hand #47: Kitai raised to 52,000, and everyone else folded.
Hand #40: Cary Katz raised to 50,000 in the cutoff, and won the pot.
Hand #41: Vincent Bartello received a walk.
Hand #42: Eugene Katchalov raised to 48,000 on the button, Bartello called out of the small blind, and the dealer fanned . Bartello checked, Katchalov tossed out a continuation-bet of 36,000, and Bartello moved all in. Katchalov quickly folded.
Hand #43: Dimitar Danchev raised the pot (84,000) from the cutoff, and won the pot.
Hand #44: Katchalov was first to act, and raised to 48,000. He won the pot.
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