Kevin Eyster completed from the small blind, Fabrice Touil raised to 41,000 out of the big blind, and Eyster called.
The dealer fanned , Eyster checked, and his neighbor bet 43,000. Eyster called.
Eyster check-called another 85,000 on the turn (), and the completed the board. The two checked. Eyster won the pot with , chipping up to 1.33 million.
Mustpaha Kanit raised to 32,000 on the button, Matt Jarvis called in the big blind, and the flop fell . Jarvis check-shoved over a continuation-bet of 32,000, and Kanit folded.
The next hand, Bryn Kenney raised to 35,000 in the hijack seat, and Jarvis three-bet shoved from the small blind. Kenney folded.
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Bryn Kenney raised to 35,000 in the cutoff, Matt Jarvis called in the big blind, and the flop fell . Jarvis check-called a bet of 38,000, then check-called another 98,000 from Kenney on the turn ().
The river was the , Jarvis checked a third and final time, and Kenney fired out 264,000. Jarvis, who won this event in 2011, tanked for six minutes then finally called.
Kenney revealed for trip kings, and Jarvis mucked.
Jeremy Kottler raised to 32,000 on the button, Fabrice Touil called in the big blind, and the flop came . Touil checked, Kottler tossed out an additional 32,000, and Touil check-raised to 100,000. Kottler moved all in for 385,000, and Touil called.
Kottler had a pair of aces, and the nut flush draw blocker, but Touil had a pair of tens and a flush draw. The on the turn was a brick, as was the on the river, and Kottler doubled to 850,000 chips.
Touil dropped to 960,000.
Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 36,000 on the button, Jeremy Kottler three-bet to 105,000 out of the small blind, and Kevin Eyster cold four-bet to 176,000.
Both of Eyster's opponents folded, and he picked up the pot.
Bryn Kenney raised to 35,000 in the hijack, David Borrat defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned . Borrat check-called a bet of 32,000, and both players knuckled on the turn ().
The river was the , Borrat checked again, and Kenney bet 78,000. The Frenchman folded face up, and Kenney opted to show him the bluff; .
Matt Jarvis raised to 35,000 in the cutoff, Mustapha "Wario" Kanit moved all in for 296,000 from the big blind, and Jarvis called.
Kanit's superior pair held as the board came , and the Italian doubled to 610,000 chips. Jarvis slipped to 735,000.
David Borrat raised to 32,000 from under the gun, Bryn Kenney called in the cutoff, and the two took a flop of . Borrat led out for 36,000, Kenney called, and the turn was the .
Borrat led out again - this time firing 62,000 - and Kenney raised to 141,000. Borrat tank-called.
The completed the board, Borrat checked, and Kenney slid out 272,000. The Frenchman tanked for 90 seconds or so before calling, and Kenny turned over for a pair of fours.
Borrat revealed for a pair of aces, made a fist with his right hand, and pounded the felt with excitement. He was shipped a million-chip pot, rocketing up to 1.26 million chips, while Kenney slipped to 873,000.