12/12/17 07:26:57 PM PDT
Aaron Frei Eliminated in Fourth Place ($71,300)
Aaron Frei raises to 1,000,000, which almost puts him all in. Brendan Baksh raises all in and Frei quickly calls.
The board runs out . Baksh wins the pot with his sevens, and Frei is eliminated. He finishes in fourth place, earning $71,300.
Brendan Baksh - 5,000,000
Aaron Frei - Eliminated
12/12/17 07:14:32 PM PDT
Level 31 Started
|Level:||31 ||Blinds:||500,000/100,000 ||Ante:||10,000|12/12/17 07:04:37 PM PDT
Edward Liu Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,740)
Jared Jaffee raises to 185,000 from middle position and Edward Liu moves all in for 380,000 from the cutoff. Jaffee calls and the cards are tabled.
Jaffee shows and is in the lead against Liu's . The flop is , which gives Jaffee two pair, but Liu has outs with a straight draw. He needs a 10 to stay alive, but the on the turn and the on the river gives Jaffee a full house and eliminates Liu in fifth place.
Liu earns $53,740 for his fifth place finish and Jaffee extends his chip lead.
Jared Jaffee - 6,250,000
Edward Liu - Eliminated
12/12/17 06:57:40 PM PDT
Brendan Baksh Doubles Through Edward Liu
Aaron Frei raises to 175,000 from under the gun and Brendan Baksh moves all in for 1,750,000 from middle position. Edward Liu calls out of the small blind and Baksh folds.
It's a coin flip situation with Baksh's up against Liu's .
The board runs out dry for Liu as the board comes . Baksh wins the pot with a pair of queens. He doubles up and leaves Liu as the short stack.
Brendan Baksh - 3,755,000 (46 bb)
Edward Liu - 320,000 (4 bb)
12/12/17 06:49:55 PM PDT
Mike Eskandari Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,045)
Action folds to Jared Jaffee in the small blind, who moves all in. Mike Eskandari quickly calls and is the player at risk for just shy of 1,400,000.
It's a race with Jaffee's up against Eskandari's .
The board runs out and Jaffee's pair wins the race to eliminate Eskandari in sixth. Eskandari takes home $41,045 for his sixth place finish and Jaffee has just shy of half the chips in play as five-handed play begins.
Jared Jaffee - 5,750,000 (71 bb)
Mike Eskandari - Eliminated
12/12/17 06:41:14 PM PDT
Chip Leaders Clash
Kelly Minkin raises to 175,000 form under the gun. Jared Jaffee three-bets to 475,000 from her direct left. Action folds back around to Minkin and she calls.
The flop is . Minkin checks and Jaffee continues for 450,000. Minkin folds, and Jaffee extends his chip lead.
Jared Jaffee - 4,450,000 (55 bb)
Kelly Minkin - 2,700,000 (33 bb)
12/12/17 06:39:19 PM PDT
Mike Eskandari Shoves
Kelly Minkin raises to 175,000 from middle position, and Mike Eskandari moves all in for 1,100,000 from the button. Minkin folds.
Mike Eskandari - 1,455,000 (18 bb)
Kelly Minkin - 3,145,000 (39 bb)
12/12/17 06:37:23 PM PDT
After about 20 minutes in Level 30, no hands have gone to a flop yet.
Here are the current chip counts:
Jared Jaffee - 3,750,000
Kelly Minkin - 3,330,000
Edward Liu - 2,100,000
Aaron Frei - 1,530,000
Brendan Baksh - 1,425,000
Mike Eskandari - 1,110,000
12/12/17 06:35:13 PM PDT
Edward Liu Shoves
Brendan Baksh raises to 175,000 from the hijack and Edward Liu moves all in from the big blind for about 1,900,000. Baksh tanks for about three minutes, then folds.
Edward Liu - 2,100,000 (26 bb)
Brendan Baksh - 1,425,000 (23 bb)
12/12/17 06:13:08 PM PDT
Level 30 Started
|Level:||30 ||Blinds:||40,000/80,000 ||Ante:||10,000|12/12/17 05:53:01 PM PDT
The final seven players in the main event are taking a 15-minute break.
12/12/17 05:52:49 PM PDT
Chahn Jung Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,760)
Kelly Minkin limps from the small blind and Chahn Jung moves all in from the big blind for 1,460,000. Minkin has him covered. She goes deep into the tank, and after about five minutes, she calls.
The flop is , and Minkin takes the lead. The turn is the , and the river is the . Minkin ends up with a full house, and she wins the pot.
Chahn Jung is eliminated in seventh place. He earns $31,760 for his efforts.
Kelly Minkin - 3,520,000 (58 bb)
Chahn Jung - Eliminated
12/12/17 05:34:48 PM PDT
Jared Jaffee Extends His Lead
Jared Jaffee raises to 135,000 from the cutoff and Edward Liu three-bets to 325,00 from the small blind.
The flop comes and both players check.
Liu checks again on the turn card, and Jaffee bets 190,000. Liu calls.
The turn is the and Liu leads out for 300,000. Jaffee calls.
Liu has two pair, tens and eights, but Jaffee wins with a better two pair, kings and queens.
Jared Jaffee - 3,900,000 (65 bb)
Edward Liu - 1,550,000 (25 bb)
12/12/17 05:29:20 PM PDT
Chahn Jung Takes from Mike Eskandari
Chahn Jung raises to 135,000 from the cutoff and Mike Eskandari calls from the small blind.
The flop is and both players check. They check again on the turn, and the river is the . Eskandari bets 100,000 and Jung calls.
"I thought I was value betting," Eskandari says as Jung pulls in the pot.
Chahn Jung - 2,050,000 (34 bb)
Mike Eskandari - 1,400,000 (23 bb)
12/12/17 05:24:24 PM PDT
Jared Jaffee vs. Aaron Frei
Aaron Frei raises to 130,000 from the hijack, and Jared Jaffee calls from the big blind.
The flop is and both players check.
The comes on the turn and Jaffee bets 185,000. Frei folds.
Jared Jaffee - 2,900,000 (48 bb)
Aaron Frei - 1,400,000 (23 bb)
12/12/17 05:18:56 PM PDT
Brian Small Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,895)
Brian Small moves all in for his last 205,000 from the cutoff. Brendan Baksh calls from the small blind and Kelly Minkin calls from the big blind.
The flop is and Baksh checks. Minkin bets 250,000 and Baksh calls. They both check the on the turn, and they check again on the river.
Small shows , and he's behind both other players. Baksh tables , and Minkin wins both the main pot and side pot with .
Brian Small is eliminated in eighth place, earning $24,895.
Kelly Minkin - 2,530,000 (42 bb)
Brendan Baksh - 1,230,000 (20 bb)
Brian Small - Eliminated
12/12/17 05:01:18 PM PDT
Level 29 Started
|Level:||29 ||Blinds:||30,000/60,000 ||Ante:||10,000|12/12/17 05:00:11 PM PDT
Jared Jaffee Doubles Through Chahn Jung, Takes Chip Lead
Jared Jaffee raises to 125,000 from under the gun and Chahn Jung defends his big blind. The flop is and Jung checks. Jaffee bets 185,000 and Jung calls.
The turn is the and Jung leads out for 270,000. Jaffee calls and the river is the . Jung sits motionless for almost a minute before moving all in. Jaffee quickly calls and is the player at risk for 1,045,000.
Jaffee shows and doubles up through Jung's . Jaffee's bigger flush secures him a double up and moves him into the chip lead.
Jared Jaffee - 3,355,000 (67 bb)
Chahn Jung - 1,280,000 (25 bb)
12/12/17 04:51:12 PM PDT
Chahn Jung Moving Up
Kelly Minkin raises to 120,000 from under the gun, and Chahn Jung calls from her direct left. Brendan Baksh calls from the big blind and they see the flop three-handed.
The flop is and Baksh checks. Minkin continues for 185,000. Jung thinks for about two minutes, then calls, and Baksh quickly folds.
The turn is the and both players check, bringing the on the river. Minkin leads out for 350,000. Jung thinks for about a minute, then raises to 725,000, and Minkin quickly folds.
Chahn Jung - 2,600,000
Kelly Minkin - 1,750,000
Brendan Baksh - 1,500,000
12/12/17 04:32:19 PM PDT
Edward Liu Continues to Chip Up
Edward Liu raises to 120,000 from middle position and Brandon Baksh calls on the button. Chahn Jung defends his big blind and they are three-handed to a flop of .
Jung leads out for 140,000, Liu raises to 600,000, Baksh folds and so does Jung. Liu mucks his hand and takes the pot.
Edward Liu - 2,575,000 (51 bb)