Monday, July 5, 2010 5:11 PM Local Time
Paul Kerr opened the pot with a 140,000-chip raise on the button. Marcel Vonk released the small blind and Nathan Jessen moved all in from the big. Kerr tanked and eventually called the additional 625,000 chips.
The board gave Jensen a full double up, is now up to 1,530,000 chips. Kerr slipped to 1,125,000 chips.
Monday, July 5, 2010 5:08 PM Local Time
David Peters has added more to his stack here in Level 27 and has retaken the chip lead from Marcel Vonk.
Just now Peters won another small pot versus Paul Kerr. Peters limped in from the small blind, and Kerr checked the BB. The flop came , and Peters bet 65,000. Kerr called. Both checked the turn. Then the river brought the and a bet of 210,000 from Peters, to which Kerr quickly folded.
Peters is edging up toward 5 million now, just a bit ahead of Vonk. Kerr has 1.89 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 4:59 PM Local Time
The action folded to Marcel Vonk on the button, and he opened the pot with a 150,000-chip raise. David Peters called in the big blind.
The flop was and Peters check-called a 225,000-chip bet. The turn card was a and Peters check-called again, now a 400,000-chip bet.
The river card was a and both players checked. Peters tabled and took the pot, is now up over 4,000,000 chips.
Monday, July 5, 2010 4:25 PM Local Time
We're now on a 20-minute break.
Monday, July 5, 2010 4:21 PM Local Time
David Peters opened for 110,000 from the button, and Paul Kerr checked his cards. He sat for about 15 seconds, then announced he was all in for his last 1.2 million. Marcel Vonk quickly folded from the big blind, and Peters wasted little time making the call.
Kerr showed and Peters . The board ran out , and Kerr scored a double-up here as we near the end of Level 26.
Kerr has about 2.5 million now, while Peters looks to have just a bit more with 2.6 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 4:15 PM Local Time
From under the gun, Marcel Vonk opened the pot with a 125,000-chip raise. On the button, Nathan Jessen called.
In the small blind, David Peters popped it to 530,000.
Both players tanked and released their hands.
Monday, July 5, 2010 4:06 PM Local Time
Paul Kerr opened for 110,000 from the cutoff, Marcel Vonk called from the button, and David Peters came along as well from the big blind.
The flop came . It checked to Vonk who bet 200,000, then Peters check-raised to 570,000 total. Kerr got out, and Vonk called.
The turn was the . Peters led with a bet of 660,000 this time, and Vonk thought for a while before calling. Vonk left himself about 1.5 million after making that call.
The river was the . Peters sat quietly for a minute, then told the dealer he was all in. Vonk rechecked his cards just to make sure, then called, tabling for the backdoor nut flush. Peters, a bit exasperated, turned his hand over as well -- . He'd flopped two pair, and had been outdrawn.
Big chip swing there. Vonk is the leader now with 5.65 million, and Peters falls to second with 3.15 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:58 PM Local Time
From under the gun, David Peters opened the pot with a 110,000-chip raise. In the big blind, Nathan Jessen called.
The flop came out and Jessen check-called a 125,000-chip bet from Peters.
When the fell on the turn, both players checked. The river card was a and Jessen fired a 425,000-chip bet. Peters eventually folded.
Jessen is now up to 1,480,000 chips.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:53 PM Local Time
The action folded to Marcel Vonk in the small blind, and he moved all in. In the big blind, Nathan Jessen called for less.
The board gave Jessen a full double up. Jessen is now up to 1,080,000 chips.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:49 PM Local Time
We just got back to the table to find a confrontation brewing between our two chip leaders, David Peters and Marcel Vonk.
With about 750,000 already in the middle and the board showing , Peters checked, and Vonk bet 225,000. Peters paused a beat, then made the call.
The river was the , and both checked. Peters tabled , and Vonk mucked.
Peters moves to 6.75 million on that one, distancing himself a bit from second-place Vonk who has 2.7 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:37 PM Local Time
We're moving along quickly here today. Just now David Peters opened with a raise to 110,000 from the button, then Henrik Tollefsen pushed out a reraise to 270,000 from the small blind. Paul Kerr folded his big blind, and the action was back on Peters.
Peters sat for about a half-minute without moving, then said he was reraising all in. Tollefsen went into the tank, and finally after a couple of minutes quietly said "I call."
Tollefsen was ahead for the moment, but after the flop he was behind and already getting out of his chair. The turn couldn't have been much worse for the Norwegian -- the , giving Peters trips. That took away Tollefsen's gutshot straight draw and meant the was no matter.
Tollefsen is out, while Peters takes the lead now with 5.5 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:26 PM Local Time
With the eliminations of Mehul Chaudhari and Matthew Lupton, we're down to five. Here's what the stacks look like at the moment:
Marcel Vonk -- 4.2 million
David Peters -- 3.32 million
Henrik Toffelsen -- 1.74 million
Paul Kerr -- 1.53 million
Nathan Jessen -- 690,000
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:22 PM Local Time
Matthew Lupton had just open-raised all in and won the blinds and antes, pushing his stack to about 760,000 when the following hand took place.
Marcel Vonk opened with a raise to 100,000 from the cutoff seat. Mehul Chaudhari then responded by reraising all in from the button for 680,000 total. It folded to Lupton in the big blind who reraised all in himself. Vonk didn't take much time to make the call and the three players showed their hands:
The dealer delivered the community cards -- -- and Vonk's queens remained best. Two eliminations on that hand, and since Lupton had just chipped up over Chaudhari, he gets the sixth-place money while Chaudhari finishes seventh.
Vonk is now our chip leader with five players left with about 4.2 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:15 PM Local Time
In middle position, Nathan Jessen opened the pot with a 90,000-chip raise. On the button, David Peters popped it to 230,000. Jessen called.
The was checked until the river, when Peters fired a 325,000-chip bet. Jessen eventually called.
Peters tabled .
Monday, July 5, 2010 3:05 PM Local Time
Marcel Vonk opened for 100,000 from the button. Nathan Jessen, sitting in the small blind, checked his cards, gave a quick look in Vonk's direction, then reraised to 265,000. Matthew Lupton got out of the way, and the action was back on Vonk.
Vonk gazed across the table at the chips Jessen had set out, then looked down at his own stack, mentally counting. Finally, after a couple of minutes of brooding about it, he let it go.
Vonk has 2.71 million now, and Jessen 1.15 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 2:54 PM Local Time
The table folded around to David Peters on the button, and he decided it was his turn to put in that preflop raise, bumping it up to 77,000. However, the blinds and antes proved less simple to take this time, as Paul Kerr reraised to 230,000 from the big blind.
Action was back on Peters, who after a minute indicated he was reraising all in. Kerr sat with his hand over his mouth for a minute, then chose to let his hand go.
Peters chips to 2.77 million and back into the lead, while Kerr now has 1.49 million.
Monday, July 5, 2010 2:47 PM Local Time
In the five hands after Espen Moen's elimination, players have been taking turns claiming the blinds and antes with preflop raises.
Paul Kerr, Marcel Vonk, Matthew Lupton, Nathan Jessen, and Mehul Chaudhari each won a hand, with the only variation on the theme coming when Chaudhari -- the short stack -- pushed all in to win his hand.
Monday, July 5, 2010 2:41 PM Local Time
The action folded to Espen Moen in middle position, and he moved all in for about 325,000 chips. On the button, David Peters called. The blinds released.
The board ran out and we've just found our eighth-place finisher, Espen Moen.
David Peters is now up to about 2,500,000.
Monday, July 5, 2010 2:24 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air again.
Monday, July 5, 2010 2:20 PM Local Time
We're now on a 10 minute break.