Keep your eye on Jennifer Tilly in the next level as she only has 7.8 big blinds at her disposal. Jonathan Duhamel leads with Tobias Reinkemeier currently second.
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 6,000/12,000/2,000a
Jonathan Duhamel – 603,000 (+160,000) 50.25 big blinds
Tobias Reinkemeier – 484,000 (+40,000) 40.3 big blinds
Daniel “Jungleman” Cates – 349,000 (+23,000) 40.75 big blinds
Dan Shak – 327,000 (-83,000) 27.25 big blinds
Antonio Esfandiari – 318,000 (+132,000) 26.5 big blinds
Sam Trickett – 229,000 (-83,000) 29 big blinds
Talal Shakerchi – 176,000 (-1,000) 14.6 big blinds
Jennifer Tilly – 94,000 (-188,000) 7.8 big blinds
Good level for
Antonio Esfandiari – The One Drop winner won a crucial coinflip to double up through Jennifer Tilly. Esfandiari is now armed with 318,000 chips and has a little bit more breathing room.
Bad level for
Jennifer Tilly – After making the correct call with pocket tens after Antonio Esfandiari had moved all in, Jennifer Tilly had to watch Esfandiari win the coinflip to cripple her.
Hand of the level
There were a number of big hands during the last level, but one could have a massive bearing on how this tournament pans out.
Jennifer Tilly opened to 18,000 ith only to see Antonio Esfandiari three-bet all in for 151,000. Tilly went into the tank for a full 90 seconds, before calling. Tilly’s tens were up against the and Esfandiari shouted for him mum to come to the rail as his good luck charm.
Mrs Esfanfdiari’s presence seemed to work because the first card out on the flop was the and it was followed by the , which doubled up Esfandiari and left Tilly short stacked.
View from the booth
“Dan Shak’s big blind is never good to steal.” – Phil Hellmuth on Shak’s love for defending his big blind.
“Jungleman never limps on the button. He’s definitely learned some new moves.” – Phil Hellmuth full of praise for Daniel Cates.
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