Hand #22: Benjamin Underwood picked up blinds and antes with a preflop shove.
Hand #23: Joao Valli made it 1,600,000 to go preflop and Nick Blackburn defended his big blind. Both players checked the flop, but the pairing turn saw Blackburn check-raise Valli's bet from 1,200,000 to 2,500,000. Valli made the call. On the river, Blackburn led out for 3,625,000 and Valli through in a handful of 100,000 value chips signifying a call. He mucked when Blackburn showed down .
"Every hand, you win," remarded another tablemate.
"Not every hand. Every other hand," Blackburn corrected.
Hand #24: Underwood took the blinds with an under the gun raise to 1,200,000
Hand #25: Small blind Santiago Soriano raised when it folded to him and picked up Underwoods big blind and ante.
Hand #26: Samuel Gagnon moved all in preflop for 7,000,000, uncalled.
Hand #27: Soriano raised in the cutoff to 1,600,000 but performed the snappiest of snap-folds when button Underwood re-raised all in.
Hand #28: Blackburn raised to 1,600,000 and took one down preflop.
Hand #29: Amir Lehavot took his own blind and ante back after getting a walk.
Hand #30: Lehavot promptly gave Blackburn the same.
Hand #21: Benjamin Underwood raised to 1,600,000 from the hijack. Ori Hasson briefly paused before shoving all in for 5,975,000 on the button. Joao Valli reshoved from the small blind and Underwood got out of the way.
The board came down to eliminate Hasson in 8th place.
Hand #10: Small blind Benjamin Underwood open shipped his stack preflop (setting Daniele D'Angelo in); no call.
Hand #11: Underwood opened his button, too, this time for 1,300,000, but folded to a shove from Ori Hasson, who helpfully, quietly, self-counted down before doing so (13,000,000)
Hand #12: Underwood took a pot down with the same raise from the cutoff.
Hand #13: Hasson opened on the button to 1,200,000 but folded to another jam from Joao Valli, who's picked up several million chips so far on the final table with this maneuver.
Hand #14: Amir Lehavot received a walk.
Hand #15: Hasson opened for 1,200,000 in the hijack, called by big blind Nick Blackburn. On the flop, Blackburn checked - as he was to do on all subsequent streets - and Hasson bet 1,450,000. Hasson called, as he did on the turn when Hasson bet 2,250,000. The pairing on the river slowed Hasson's roll, and he checked behind, mucking when Blackburn showed with what can only be described as his characteristic victory squawk, adding, "Hillbilly wins another one. It's crazy!"
Hand #6: Joao Valli raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Amir Lehavot defended. The flop was and Lehavot checked. Valli simply shoved it in for a little under 10,000,000 and Lehavot folded.
Hand #7: A walk for Nick Blackburn.
Hand #8: Blackburn raised to 1,500,000 in the small blind and Santiago Soriano folded his big blind.
Hand #9: Soriano raised to 1,800,000 in the small blind and Benjamin Underwood called the big blind. Soriano bet 1,400,000 on the flop and Underwood called. The turn was the and Soriano bet again, this time for 4,700,000. Underwood took a little more time before calling the bet as well.
The river was the and Soriano moved all in, more than enough to put Underwood to a decision for his final 11,800,000. The Canadian gave it around a minute of thought before giving up his hand.
Daniele D'Angelo raised to 1,400,000 from early position, Jeff Tahler called from the hijack and Santiago Soriano called from the big blind. The flop was and Soriano checked. D'Angelo bet 1,600,000, Tahler moved all in for a little under 10,000,000, Soriano reshoved all in and D'Angelo quickly got out of the way.
Soriano had flopped a straight and Tahler needed to complete his flush draw to survive. Neither turn and river brought a heart and Tahler was eliminated in 9th place.