Jim Bucci raised first to act and Adam Coats called. Nick Kost three-bet it and Bucci called. Coats made it four bets and Kost capped the action with a fifth bet. Both Bucci and Coats called and we had 450,000 in the pot pre-flop.
The flop came and Kost led out and was called by Bucci. Coats called and was all in for his last 20,000. The turn was the and Kost bet again. This time Bucci folded and the cards were turned over:
Kost for the nut flush
Coats for trip deuces with a low draw
The river was the and Coats was unable to improve and was eliminated in 8th place.
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We had a series of big hands go down in back-to-back-to-back hands. In the first hand, Greg Raymer would get crippled down to 120,000 when he would call Calen McNeil's pre-flop four-bet and then fold on the river on a board.
The next hand would see McNeil crippled Steve Chanthabouasy when he would hit a wheel on a board with his to scoop the pot. Chanthabouasy would show .
Chanthabouasy would double up the next hand against Alex Luneau with against Lunea's on a board to give him a Broadway straight.
Adam Coats limped from early position, Alex Luneau raised and it was folded back to Coats who made the call. The flop came and Coats check-called a bet from Luneau. He would do the same on the turn and the river and would muck his hand when Luneau turned over for two pair, kings and fours, and the nut low.
Greg Raymer raised on the button, and Konstantin Puchkov defended his big blind. Puchkov check-raised the flop, and Raymer called. The turned, and Puchkov bet 32,000, everything he had. Raymer called off for 2,000 less.
Raymer's two pair was ahead, and the river gave him better aces up than his opponent. Nobody had a low.
The next hand Puchkov was all in from the small blind. Calen McNeil and Kal Raichura saw the flop for three bets, and McNeil check-called. McNeil check-raised the turn, forcing Raichura to fold.
He showed for a bluff to take the side pot, and Puchkov was a favorite to survive with . The river gave McNeil broadway though, and Puchkov was the first to exit the official final table.
Konstantin Puchkov raised pre-flop and Steve Chanthabouasy made the call. The flop came and Puchkov bet. Chanthabouasy made the call. The turn was the and Puchkov would check-call Chanthabouasy's bet. The river was the and Puchkov would check-call Chanthabouasy's all in bet of 43,000.
Chanthabouasy for aces up with a live four was good enough to take the entire pot as Puchkow had .