Catching action on table 4, we saw Tetsuya Tsuchikawa engage two pots. The first saw him on the small blind with a raised 10.5k out front, mid-position player Tautvydas Jnikas was all in (75.5k). It is possible Tautvydas limp-jammed. Tsuchikawa tank-folded.
Next hand, players folded around to the button Tsuchikawa, he raised to 4500. Sb Sumit Sapra three-bet to 16k, Tsuchikawa shoved (84.9k), Sapra folded.
Table 10 players were stunned when mp player Li Qi raised to a massive 37k after one player limped in. Action moved three spots over to Michitaka Sekine who snap-shoved (with less behind). This brought on another rise among the players. With no callers joining in, the cards were turned up.
Li Qi A♥ K♣
Sekine A♠ A♦
When the board dragged out J♦ 8♥ 4♠ 7♦ 10♠, Sekine doubled up to 80k. Seat 1 player James Leong was visibly in disbelief saying he had pocket nines for a straight.
APT decorated champion Linh Tran was packing up when he saw his 8-8 dominated by Lok Ching Li’s 9-9. However, he was given a second chance when an 8 graced the turn for a winning set.
Twenty minutes later, Tran shipped another pot while simultaneously railing Bellini Jean Marc. The shoves were on a flop Q♣ 8♥ 9♦. This tim Tran was ahead with K♦ Q♥ top pair, Bellini with 7♠ 6♥ draw. The turn J♥ and river 6♦ completed the board.Tran now at a healthy 132k.
On a board showing A♣ 10♦ 6♦ J♥, Ray Chiu check-jammed. Current chip leader Rayhaan Adam bet 18k then called the shove. Chiu K♥ Q♣ straight, Adam A♥ 9♣. The river was K♣. Chiu up to 80k, Adam dipped to 270k.
We almost lost the tour defending champion Zhou Yueyang. He was all in with 7♦ 7♥ and was called by a player with 8♣ 8♠. A seven came on the window and the set held for the win and a double up to 52k.
Always plenty of action at table 7. This one saw a big pot awarded to Dhaval Mudgal. It opened with cutoff Rayhaan Adam raising to 4500, called button Meherzad Munsaf, then sb Mudgal three-bet to 19k, only Munsaf called.
Both players checked the flop 10♦ 3♦ 10♥. At the 3♣ turn, Mudgal slid out 18k, Munsaf tank-called. On the river 5♠, Mudgal bet 42k, and again Munsaf tank-called. Mudgal showed A♥ 10♣ trips. Munsaf mucked and was down to 75k. Mudgal grew to 210k.
Short stacked Luc Tomassi had it all in with A♥ Q♣ but was denied the blinds and antes by big blind Huynh Duc Tai who defended with 5♣ 7♣. The board spread out 3♠ K♥ 5♠ 4♠ K♠ for a pair to Huynh.
On the rise at table 2 is Yuwen Pan who now has 230k. The past levels we have noticed him rising but couldn’t catch a hand. We got lucky on this walkabout. An mp player raised to 3500, called by two players. Action landed on Pan on the small blind. He three-bet to 17.8k, no callers.
Sumit Sapra is well over 200k after winning this pot against Edgar Antezana. We caught it on a turn board A♣ 4♥ 3♥ J♦. Mp Antezana checked, Sapra bet 35k, Antezana tank-folded.