After consecutive chopped pots to finish out the stud portion of the rotation, Michael Thompson completed from the small blind and Yuri Dzivielevski checked his option. The flop came and both players checked.
The turn was and Dzivielevski bet out. Thompson made the call and the river came . Both players checked.
Dzivielevski tabled for kings up and took down the pot.
Michael Thompson raised from the button and Yuri Dzivielevski called from the small blind. The two went heads up to a flop of and both players checked.
The turn came and Dzivielevski bet. Thompson called and the river was . Dzivielevski bet again and Thompson got to thinking. He asked Dzivielevski if he had about a million behind, which was confirmed. He then voiced that he thought he had pot odds but felt like he was beat. After about two minutes in total, he folded.
"VAMOOOOOOOOOO!" exploded Dzivielevski's rail.
As Dzivielevski raked in the chips, Thompson said to him, "The only reason I folded was because I was about to fall asleep and I knew if I folded they would wake me up."
On the subsequent hand, Dzivielevski opened his button and Thompson defended. The flop came and Thompson check-folded to Dzivielevski's continuation-bet to bring the two to nearly even-stacked.
Michael Thompson / /
Yuri Dzivielevski / folded on seventh
Denis Strebkov / /
Strebkov bet on fourth, fifth and sixth street and got calls from both opponents each time. On the river Strebkov slowed down and checked, while Thompson seized the initiative and bet, which folded out Dzivielevski and got a call from Strebkov.
Thomspon announced full house and showed and Strebkov mucked looking dejected.
Michael Thompson raised on the button leaving himself with only 100,000 back. Yuri Dzivielevski and Denis Strebkov both called. The flop came . Thompson bet his remaining amount and both opponents called again. The turn was the . Dzivielevski bet into the side pot which folded out Strebkov.
The river was the and Thompson scooped the entire pot away from the chip leader.