Sachin Bhargava had the betting lead on fourth street, but action went crazy on fifth when he bet again into Chris Vitch.
Bhargava bet, Vitch raised, and Bhargava made it three bets. Vitch called, and Bhargava picked up the for an open pair of bullets. Vitch got the . Bhargava bet, and Vitch took a couple of minutes to think. He checked the next game in the rotation and then decided to fold.
"If you can beat aces up, get in there," Bhargava said.
Ron Ware just bled some chips to his neighbour on the left as he tangled with Mike Ross in a stud hand.
Ware completed with the but Ross raised it up with . Ross continued, betting the fourth, fifth and also the sixth street where he had an exposed pair of threes. The seventh street went check-check and Ross announced "aces".
Fabrice Soulier's bluff in no-limit hold'em failed as he ran into Ron Ware's trips. Soulier is now the second shortest stack while Ware has a substantial lead, handling nearly half of all chips in play.
Ron Ware just moved to the chip lead, breaking the one-million-chip mark after winning a massive three-way pot against Fabrice Soulier and Chris Vitch.
They all remained in the contest through to the seventh street, with the pot being raised already on the third street.
Ware fired on the fourth, earning two calls. Soulier paired his sixes on the fifth street and he led to the pot. Both of his rivals called. The sixth street double-paired Soulier's board as he spiked another seven. However, the sixth street was the only one that was checked all around.
Soulier then check-raised the seventh street, after Ron Ware had called Chris Vitch's bet. Vitch had three low cards on the board but he apparently didn't make his low as he eventually tank-folded. Ware snap-called.
Chris Vitch: /
Fabrice Soulier: /
Ron Ware: /
Soulier announced, "Two pair," pointing at his board. Ware, in return, showed as his hole cards for a higher two pairs to scoop the big pot and vault over a million in chips.
Ryan Himes lost a huge pot in razz that left him with only 25,000. He would lose them two hands later when he was in the big blind in a hand of pot-limit Omaha.
What led to Himes' elimination was a clash against Ron Ware. Himes completed with a and Chris Vitch and Ron Ware came along .
Himes was the active player in the hand, betting fourth and fifth street. Vitch stepped down already on the fourth but Ware called on both occasions. The sixth street went check-check. Ware finally placed in a bet on the seventh street, which Himes didn't particularly like but he matched it anyway.
Ryan Himes: /
Ron Ware: /
Ware turned over as his hole cards, showing six-perfect.
After the aforementioned razz hand, Himes had only two big blinds left and he had to post one. Mike Ross opened the button to 30,000 and Himes called off for the rest of his chips.
The board sent Himes to the sidelines in sixth place worth $19,077.
Mike Ross raised early and Fabrice Soulier called in the small blind. The French player check-called the flop and then came out betting on the turn. Ross folded after some thought, saying he had pocket kings with a low draw.
Two hands later, Ross defended his big blind from a raise by Sachin Bhargava. The flop came and Ross check-folded to another bet, sinking to around 300,000.