Monday, March 25, 2013 8:42 PM Local Time
Kevin Eyster made it 120,000 to go, and Jonathan Taylor made the call. The flop came down , and Taylor fired out 100,000. Eyster made the call, and the turn was the . Taylor led again, this time for 375,000, and Eyster made the call.
The river brought the . Taylor thought for about 20 seconds before putting out a bet of 1.7 million. This bet had Eyster covered, and he stood up out of his chair. Eventually, he dropped a chip in for the call, and Taylor rolled over for a jack high flush. Eyster mucked his hand, and that was all she wrote!
Eyster played a fantastic tournament, and he will walk away with $85,852.
|Jonathan Taylor||8,420,000||2,220,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||0||-2,200,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:34 PM Local Time
Jonathan Taylor made it 120,000 to go, and Kevin Eyster three bet it to 300,000. Taylor made the call, and the flop came . Eyster made it 300,000 to go, and Taylor folded.
After that hand, Eyster is back up to 2.2 million.
|Jonathan Taylor||6,200,000||-500,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||2,200,000||500,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:29 PM Local Time
Jonathan Taylor has quietly taken another 300,000 from Kevin Eyster, and he now has a near 4 to 1 chip lead.
|Jonathan Taylor||6,700,000||300,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||1,700,000||-300,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:13 PM Local Time
Jonathan Taylor opened the action to 120,000, and Kevin Eyster three bet to 350,000. Taylor tanked for about 20 seconds before putting out a four bet to 580,000, and it was back to Eyster.
Eyster was in the tank for about 30 seconds, before he out out a full stack of blue T100,000 chips, and made it a five bet to 2.35 million! This was for virtually all of Taylor's stack, so he spent quite some time on the decision. After about 90 seconds, he announced all in, and Eyster made the call!
It was a coin flip to decide whether Taylor would double up, or if Eyster would win the title. The flop was safe for Taylor, coming . The turn brought the , and Eyster picked up three more outs, as another seven would now work for him. But the river was the , and Taylor scored the double to 5.9 million, while Eyster falls to 2.3 million.
|Jonathan Taylor||5,900,000||2,700,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||2,300,000||-2,700,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:55 PM Local Time
Jonathan Taylor raised it up to 100,000, and Kevin Eyster three bet it to 275,000. Taylor made the call, and the flop came . Eyster checked to Taylor, who fired out 220,000. It was back on Eyster, and he grabbed a stack of chips worth 500,000 even, and stuck it in the middle. Taylor made the call, and the turn brought the .
Eyster checked again, and undeterred by the flop check raise, Taylor bet out 650,000. Eyster took just a few moments to fold, and Taylor collected his first big pot of heads up play to get back up to 3.2 million.
|Kevin Eyster||5,000,000||-800,000 |
|Jonathan Taylor||3,200,000||800,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:44 PM Local Time
Jonathan Taylor made it 100,000 to go, and Kevin Eyster made the call. The flop came , and Eyster check called a bet of 80,000. The turn brought the , and once again, Eyster check called a bet, this time of 175,000.
The river brought the , and Eyster checked one more time. Taylor cut out a hefty bet of 350,000, and stuck it in the middle. Eyster spent about a minute in the tank before making the call, and Taylor could only show for a busted straight draw.
Eyster tabled for fourth pair on board, and it was good enough to take the huge pot. After that one, Eyster is approaching six million in chips.
|Kevin Eyster||5,800,000||670,000 |
|Jonathan Taylor||2,400,000||-670,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:28 PM Local Time
Slowly but surely, Kevin Eyster is widening his gap in this heads up battle, as he has just cracked the five million chip barrier.
In the last hand, Taylor raised to 100,000 on the button, and Eyster called. The flop came , and Eyster check called a bet of 80,000. Both players checked the on the turn, and when the river came the , Eyster fired out 80,000. Taylor folded, giving the pot to Eyster.
|Kevin Eyster||5,130,000||410,000 |
|Jonathan Taylor||3,070,000||-410,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time
Kevin Eyster has just taken down the first pot of significance in this heads up battle, and as a result, he has taken the lead.
Eyster opened the action to 100,000, and Jonathan Taylor raised to 230,000. Eyster called, and the flop came . Both players checked, and the turn brought the . Taylor fired out 180,000, and Eyster made the call.
The river was the , and Taylor fired again, this time for 285,000. Eyster spent about 30 seconds in the tank before emerging with the call, and Taylor tabled for eight high. Eyster rolled over for two pair, and with that pot, he is now up to 4.72 million.
|Kevin Eyster||4,720,000||845,000 |
|Jonathan Taylor||3,480,000||-845,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:06 PM Local Time
For the first few hands of heads up play, we have yet to see a turn card. Most of the pots have been raise and take it preflop, but Jonathan Taylor has opened up a slight advantage.
|Jonathan Taylor||4,325,000||95,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||3,875,000||-315,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 6:59 PM Local Time
Allan Hedin came back from dinner with just 12 big blinds, and he had already shoved once without getting called. However, the second time he shoved all in for 555,000, Jonathan Taylor called him from the big blind as soon as he looked at his hand. When the cards were tabled, we could see why.
Hedin was in a world of hurt, but the flop was as good as he could have asked for, coming . Hedin could now catch a club for the win, and the turn was black, but it was the . Hedin needed a club and a club only, but the river was the .
Hedin will have to settle for 3rd place, and the $62,733 that goes with it. Meanwhile, Kevin Eyster and Jonathan Taylor are now heads up, with virtually even stacks.
|Jonathan Taylor||4,230,000||535,000 |
|Allan Hedin||0||-605,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 6:47 PM Local Time
We are ready to get underway once again!
Monday, March 25, 2013 6:43 PM Local Time
The players are in their seats, but there is a slight delay with the live streaming table that they transferred over to. The cards should be in the air any minute.
Monday, March 25, 2013 5:13 PM Local Time
The players are taking 75 minutes for dinner. Kevin Eyster won a huge pot off of Allan Hedin in the last hand before the break, when Eyster value bet Jacks on a ten high board. We will post the updated counts shortly.
Monday, March 25, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
|Kevin Eyster||4,100,000||600,000 |
|Jonathan Taylor||3,695,000||0 |
|Allan Hedin||605,000||0 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 5:10 PM Local Time
Jerry Johnson opened the action with a raise to 80,000, and Kevin Eyster three bet from the small blind to 210,000. Johnson called, and the flop came down . Eyster c-bet it to 175,000, and Johnson moved all in for his last 630,000. After a few moments, Eyster called, though he didn't look thrilled about it.
Johnson was looking to fade a diamond, and he did that on the turn, the . However, the came on the river, and Eyster collected the pot to up his stack to 3.5 million, while Johnson will have to settle for 4th place.
|Kevin Eyster||3,500,000||720,000 |
|Jerry Johnson||0||-900,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:58 PM Local Time
Kevin Eyster made it 90,000 from under the gun, and Jonathan Taylor three bet it to 150,000 on the button. Eyster called, and the flop came down . Eyster checked to Taylor, who fired out 100,000. Eyster made the call, and the turn brought the . Both players checked, and the river came the .
Eyster checked a third time, and Taylor fired out 250,000. Eyster took about 30 seconds to call, but then mucked his hand when Taylor tabled for trip fives. Eyster dropped to 2.78 million, while Taylor jumped up to 2.92 million.
|Jonathan Taylor||2,920,000||520,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||2,780,000||-620,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:51 PM Local Time
Action folded around to Alan Hedin in the small blind, and he raised it up to 120,000. From here, the action was quick, as Kevin Eyster three bet to 280,000 in the big blind. Hedin quickly shoved all in for his last 835,000, and Eyster called him.
The board ran down , and Hedin collected the double up to 1.68 million, while Eyster maintained his chip lead, dropping to 3.4 million.
|Kevin Eyster||3,400,000||-800,000 |
|Allan Hedin||1,680,000||180,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:42 PM Local Time
The action has really picked up here over the last few hands, as we just saw Rosie Paules make her exit.
Kevin Eyster made it 90,000 out of the small blind, and Paules defended her big blind. The flop came all spades: , and the action was lightning quick. Eyster bet out 100,000, Paules moved all in, and Eyster snap called.
Eyster had flopped the second nut flush, but Paules still had outs, as she had the nut flush draw. Paules had pulled out a number of miracles while behind all in, but her luck finally ran out, as the board finished and .
Paules made a great run, but she will have to settle for $35,124. Meanwhile Eyster, who won another huge pot against Jonathan Taylor just a few hands after, is back up to being our big chip leader with 4.2 million.
|Kevin Eyster||4,200,000||2,000,000 |
|Rosie Paules||0||-1,550,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:37 PM Local Time
Kevin Eyster opened the action for 90,000, and Jonathan Taylor three bet to 150,000 from the button. Eyster called, and the flop came . Eyster check called a 100,000 bet from Taylor, and the turn brought the .
Eyster checked again, and Taylor carefully counted out a bet of 250,000. It didn't take Eyster very long to drop all of his blue T100,000 chips into the middle, moving Taylor all in. Taylor made the call, and the cards were tabled.
Eyster was looking for a four or a diamond to win the hand and seize absolute control of the tournament, but the river brought the . Taylor jumped up to 2.4 million, while Eyster fell back down to 2.2 million.
|Jonathan Taylor||2,400,000||1,150,000 |
|Kevin Eyster||2,200,000||-1,000,000 |
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:31 PM Local Time
Benjamin Kim was on the wrong side of a pretty sick cooler that saw him bow out in 6th place. Kevin Eyster opened the action to 90,000 from the button, and Kim three bet it to 200,000. Eyster made the call, and the flop came all paint: . Kim led out for 100,000, and Eyster made the call. The exact same thing happened on the turn, the , and the river brought the .
For the third street in a row, Kim fired out 100,000, and Eyster responded by raising to 625,000. Kim moved all in, and Eyster snap called.
Kim had the third best possible hand, but unfortunatley for him, Eyster slow played the nuts until the end. Kim will walk away with $26,883, while Eyster takes a commanding chip lead of 3.2 million.
|Kevin Eyster||3,200,000||800,000 |
|Benjamin Kim||0||-1,270,000 |