Andy Bloch has final tabled this event twice in the past taking second in 2006 and third in 2013, the former of which was the result of a marathon heads-up match against Chip Reese. Those performances earned him $1,591,383 in prize money, and he's taking another crack at the title here in 2014.
In a recent hand, Bloch completed with the and Bill Chen raised with the . John Racener, who recently finished runner-up to George Danzer in the $10,000 Stud Hi-Low Championship, then called with the , Bloch put in the additional 600, and three players went to fourth street.
Chen and Racener both check-called a bet of 600 and then checked to Bloch on fifth. Bloch bet 1,200, Chen folded, and Racener made the call. Racener then called another bet on sixth before folding to one on seventh.
Chen: / fold
Racener: / / fold
Bloch: / /