The pre flop action was limp and check and we saw a flop of and both players checked their option. The turn was the and Roger Hairabedian check-called a 25,000 Michael Mizrachi bet. The river card was the sprakling red and Hairabedian checked to Mizrachi who immediately bet 90,000 and the bet put Hairabedian into deep thought mode.
"What's your kicker?" Mizrachi said after a few minutes whilst simultaneously doing a karate kick motion with his leg.
"You have a good kicker? You have nothing this time," replied Hairabedian.
"Come on you are giving me a heart attack," said Mizrachi after another few minutes of thought.
Eventually Hairabedian folded his hand, "that was a good fold for me," said Mizrachi.
"I know," said Hairabedian.
Michael Mizrachi seems to be winning every little pot in his heads-up match with Roger Hairabedian.
"Nice big pot," Mizrachi said after winning one of the tiny ones.
"There is plenty of time, plenty of time," said Hairabedian.
"You wish buddy," shouted Noah Schwartz from the next match-up.
From the button, Shawn Buchanan opened to 13,000, and Noah Schwartz defended.
The flop came out , and Buchanan repeated himself with a 13,000-chip bet. Schwartz check-raised to 33,000, though, and Buchanan flatted to see the turn. It was the , and Schwartz fired 48,000 at the pot. Buchanan called again, and the completed the board. Schwartz paused and checked this time, and Buchanan took his cue to make a big bet at the pot -- 154,000. The move sent Schwartz deep into the tank, and he cut out the calling chips from his stack to survey the potential damage. He had about 610,000 left in his stack, so the call was for about 25% of his chips.
After several minutes of deliberation, Schwartz released his hand into the muck.
With ten minutes left in Level 18, the button has been drawn, and the cards are in the air for the Mixed-Max semifinals!