Our first level of play brought us two eliminations, the second brought none.
While not much was going on, we did manage to see one showdown last level.
It was the only one.
Javier Venegas raised to 100,000 and Felipe Velasquez called.
The flop came 6♠3♥4♥ and both players checked. A J♠ came on the turn and Venegas led out for 50,000, the minimum bet. Velasquez made the call and a 4♠ came on the river.
Venegas led out again, this time for 150,000. Velasquez made the call and showed king-high. Despite not hitting the board, he still beat Venegas’s queen-high.
What followed was a series of pre flop raises followed by all ins, followed by folds.
When the break came around the chip counts looked like this:
Javier Venegas – 1,415,000
Sergio Escobar – 1,140,000
João Lopes – 830,000
Leandro Olivares – 1,105,000
Felipe Velasquez – 3,785,000
Aliro Diaz – 1,455,000
When the players returned from break, they decided it was time to cut a deal.
The deal guaranteed $40,000 for the five smaller stacks and $60,000 for Velasquez. The remainder of the prize pool would be divided up like so:
1st – $36,580
2nd – $26,000
3rd – $18,000
4th – $14,000
5th – $16,000
6th – $7,000
Now that everyone’s guaranteed a nice chunk of change, we’ll see if action picks up.