End of Level 21: Blinds 6000/12000/12000 BB Ante
Viet limps, Inar to 40k, then Ray jams. White folds what might have been . Viet folds, and Inar calls with . Ray has .
Two pair for Ray leaves Inar with a single blind, which he doubles through Ray on the next hand, after Ray correctly isolates Inar with a marginal hand, seeking the bounty, which is worth more the pay jumps.
Then, payouts again. Inar has to go with his three or four blinds, and a three way pot is created, with Ken Ray and of course Koji Umemura, in position.
Next to go is Viet Nguyen. He jams his 15 bigs over Merlo’s open as the players depart for break.
It takes a long time and some verbal play from Merlo, but he calls and is ahead, against Nguyen’s . A great decision seemingly ruined by the ten on the flop, but the jack on the turn rights the ship.
A long deal discussion then ensued, with one hand played, and back to the discussion.
Chip counts by seat
- Ken Ray 895,000
- Adam White 347,000
- Mike Michnik 319,000
- Anthony Merlo 441,000
- Koji Umemura 6th – $2425
- Viet Nguyen 5th – $2910
- Ihar Viatkou 7th – $1940