We’re now into the second level of the first heat of Season VI of the PartyPoker.com Premier League. If the first level was short on action, with the players feeling each other out a little, level two has made up for it with pots and swings getting bigger.

The first six figure pot involved Jonathan Duhamel and Scott Seiver, with a complete board of on the felt, Duhamel bet 54,000 on with , Seiver gave it a dwell before folding .

Then there was a pretty interesting three-way pot, Duhamel opened to 10,000 with pocket twos, Phil Hellmuth flat called with pocket sixes and Marvin Rettenmaier then squeezed to 37,000 from the small blind with ace-ten. Back on Duhamel he thought it over, Phil Laak said, “I think he should fold, he’s not getting the right odds,” at this point Duhamel called.

Action was now on Hellmuth, “It’s a super easy flat call,” says Laak. “He’s never folding,” cue a fold from Hellmuth. “What is he doing, get that man a bicycle, that’s bad poker,” shouts Laak.

The flop was checked by Rettenmaier, Duhamel fired out a bet and Rettenmaier gave it up.

And Daniel Cates and Antonio Esfandiari tangled in a pot, Cates’s pocket kings getting two streets of value from Esfandiari’s pocket sevens.

Chip counts (after 37 hands)

Daniel Negreanu – 249,000
Scott Seiver – 229,000
Jonathan Duhamel – 374,000
Antonio Esfandiari – 287,000
Sam Trickett – 299,000
Phil Hellmuth – 265,000
Jonathan Duhamel – 374,000
Marvin Rettenmaier – 251,000

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