Tobias Reinkemeier was the only playert to make significant ground during the last level, but it’s still Jason Mercier who leads the way with four remaining.
The players chip stacks are as below. The +/- figure in brackets is their profit/loss since the end of the last level and the big blind figure is how many they have for the current level. Blinds are now 10,000/20,000/3,000a.
Jason Mericer – 896,000 (-44,000) – 44.8 big blinds
Tobias Reinkemeier – 566,000 (+181,000) – 28.3 big blinds
Phil Laak – 533,000 (-117,000) – 26.65 big blinds
Tony G – 405,000 (+4,000) – 20.25 big blinds
Good level for
Tobias Reinkemeier The German made a straight flush and won a big pot from Tony G (see below).
Bad level for
Phil Laak He lost ground and bar a very specific run out he needs to win this heat to stay in it. He’s currently bottom of the pile.
Hand of the level
Tony G ran the nut flush into a straight flush but somehow survived…
Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 16,000 with on the button, Phil Laak then folded out of turn before Tony G could act but when Tony G did act he called with .
The flop was checked through, and the then fell on the turn and Tony G check called a bet of 47,000. The fell on the river, giving Reinkemeier a straight flush and Tony G the nut flush.
Tony G somehow found a check, Tobias bet 104,000 and Tony G snap called, never even considering a raise and he somehow stayed alive when most players would’ve gone bust.
View from the booth
“The real Tony G is back,” Jesse May on how a rejuvenated Tony G returned from the dinner break full of beans and back on form.
“Whenever it’s a little slow Warren shows up and gets Tony going,” Jesse May on how the relationship between PartyPoker.com’s Warren Lush and Tony G
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