|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Maxime Heroux raised to 180,000 in the cutoff and Craig Varnell defended big blind. The flop came and Varnell check-called 100,000. On the turn, he checked and Heroux slid in a two-handed bet of 280,000. Varnell tanked awhile and folded, saying he had a straight draw.
Meanwhile Jonathan Duhamel has gotten a raise and a three-bet shove through to help himself climb out of the basement.
Maxime Heroux raised to 150,000 from middle position and Omar Mehmood called from the small blind.
The flop came and Mehmood checked. Heroux bet 300,000 and Mehmood check-raised all-in for 895,000. After asking the dealer to verify the bet and spending about half a minute in the tank, Heroux folded and Mehmood took the pot to chip up substantially.
Maxime Heroux raised in the small blind and Seth Zimmerman called in the big. It came and Heroux slid in about 300,000, snap-calling when Zimmerman shoved for 650,000.
Zimmerman stood up but he got there right away when the hit. However, Heroux picked up the nut flush draw to go with his top set. The river was , ensuring a double for Zimmerman, who let out a huge sigh of relief and clapped hands with one of his tablemates.
"I don't know how you guys do this for a living," he said with a laugh.
Action folded to Jonathan Duhamel on the button and he raised to 150,000. Jason Lipiner made a pot-sized three-bet from the big blind, Duhamel four-bet, and Lipiner called to put himself at risk.
Lipiner had the preflop advantage and Duhamel needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out and Lipiner took the pot to double up.
Omar Mehmood completed the blind and Jonathan Duhamel made it 180,000 to go. Mehmood counted down his stack and then called. The flop came and Mehmood announced all in. It looked to be just under pot, and Duhamel folded in short order.
Action folded to Jonathan Duhamel in the cutoff and he raised to 150,000. Maxime Heroux called from the big blind.
The flop came and Heroux lead out for 300,000. After brief consideration, Duhamel folded and Heroux took the pot.
Craig Varnell opened for a raise in the cutoff and won the pot without contest.
The next hand, Varnell opened for 200,000 and Jonathan Duhamel defended his big blind. The flop came . Duhamel checked and Varnell bet 320,000. Duhamel folded and Varnell threw the in.
Day 3 action is officially underway. Once the official final table is reached, the stream will begin.