Main Event
Dani:

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $10,398,400
Players 1072

Level

Level 36
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Julius Bluffs Jaka

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

We admittedly didn't catch up with the action until the river card was out on the {4-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {6-Spades} {4-Spades} {2-Spades} board, but it's worth telling you what we know. It sounded like Faraz Jaka check-called a bet from Kyle Julius on the flop, but we just can't be sure about that or the turn action.

We do know what happened on the end, though. Julius fired out with 1.035 million into a pot of about 2.25 million. Jaka spent a long time thinking with {5-Hearts} {7-Hearts}, even cutting the call from his stack as he gauged the reaction. Finally, though, he folded.

Julius had been bluffing with {Q-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}.

Tagovi: Kyle JuliusFaraz Jaka

Jaka Calls Down Julius

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

Kyle Juius raise to 550,000 in the small blind with {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} and Faraz Jaka defended his big blind with {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Julius bet 375,000 at the {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop and Jaka went nowhere with second pair. After the call, the {3-Clubs} hit the turn and Julius kept up the heat with 480,000. Another call from Jaka delivered the {2-Hearts} river and Julius slowed down with a check. Jaka checked behind and took it down with sevens and deuces.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaKyle Julius

Julius Tries to Four-Bet

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

From the button, John Dibella opened the pot with a raise to 550,000, and he had the smallest pair of {2-Diamonds} {2-Clubs}. Next door, Xuan Liu three-bet to 1.2 million with the superior {5-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}, but the action wasn't done yet. In the big blind, Kyle Julius was dealt an even better pair, the {6-Hearts} {6-Spades}. He took about two minutes stacking up chips, then tried to make a cold four-bet.



The problem was that he didn't successfully do it in one motion, and his pump fake was noticeably awkward. Liu called him on the string raise, and Robbie Thompson (who is presiding over the final table ceremonies) ruled that it would be a flat-call. It actually ended up working out to Julius' benefit, though he couldn't know it yet. Dibella called too, and there was a big pot up for grabs headed to the flop.

It came {Q-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}, and Julius only needed to bet 655,000 to end the hand and ship the pot to his corner. He couldn't help but smirk as he stacked up a big pile of chips. He's up around 13 million now.

Tagovi: John DibellaKyle JuliusXuan Liu

Jaka Three-Bets Liu

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 40,000 ante

Xuan Liu opened to 500,000 first to act with {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Faraz Jaka three-bet to 1,150,000 from the small blind with {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}. Liu spent a good while in the tank, but ultimately gave it up.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaXuan Liu

Level:
34
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
40,000

Breaking Bad

• Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Our final four have reached the end of the level, and they're off for a 15-minute break.

Liu Takes From Jaka

• Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Xuan Liu min-raised to 400,000 on the button with {Q-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Faraz Jaka called from the big blind with {K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}.

The flop came down {9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Jaka checked. Liu checked behind and the {7-Spades} hit the turn. Jaka checked, Liu bet 475,000 and got Jaka to lay it down.

Tagovi: Faraz JakaXuan Liu