The Main Event final table is back underway and Steve Duncker went into shove mode. He pushed four of the first five hands to virtually double up without a showdown taking down some early raises.
The three remaining players are on a 40-minute dinner break. TK Miles moved ahead over the last 15 minutes of the level and will return with the lead.
Seat 1: TK Miles – 9,550,000 (64 bb)
Seat 2: Chris Bolek – 6,225,000 (42 bb)
Seat 3: Steve Duncker – 1,675,000 (11 bb)
TK Miles opened the action to 275,000 and Josias Santos moved all in for 3,100,000 from the big blind. Miles quickly called and Santos was in trouble.
Santos as a single over card but missed the entire board to exit in fourth place.
TK Miles – 7,850,000 (65 bb)
Josias Santos – Eliminated in 4th place ($32,431)
Chris Bolek is putting some distance between himself and the other three players. He holds nearly half of the chips in play at the four-handed table and Steve Duncker dropped to the bottom after his disappearance from the table.
Seat 1: TK Miles – 3,650,000 (30 bb)
Seat 2: Chris Bolek – 8,100,000 (68 bb)
Seat 3: Steve Duncker – 2,675,000 (22 bb)
Seat 4: Josias Santos – 3,020,000 (25 bb)
Steve Duncker, newly back in his seat, and Josias Santos folded and Loni Harwood moved all in for 1,575,000 from the small blind. After confirming the count, TK Miles called in the big blind.
Harwood had suited connectors but missed the all-low board. She was never able to bounce back from the earlier bad beat and went out in fifth place.
TK Miles – 4,400,000 (37 bb)
Loni Harwood – Eliminated in 5th place ($24,997)
Josias Santos was the short stack at the table and took a shot for his final 1,810,000. Loni Harwood called and was dominating for the knockout.
Santos needed a lot of luck to stay in the game and found it as the board put four hearts out there for his nut flush double.
Josias Santos – 3,740,000 (31 bb)
Loni Harwood – 1,945,000 (16 bb)
Four of the five remaining players returned to their seats after the break but we are still waiting on Steve Duncker nearly 20 minutes after the restart.
He has the chip lead but he will blind down pretty quickly at a five-handed table.
If you know Steve, please let him know the rest of the table are playing.
Seat 1: TK Miles – 3,560,000 (30 bb)
Seat 2: Chris Bolek – 3,480,000 (29 bb)
Seat 3: Steve Duncker – 5,200,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4: Josias Santos – 1,990,000 (17 bb)
Seat 6: Loni Harwood – 3,220,000 (27 bb)
Once Steve Duncker doubled and picked up some chips, he was the most aggressive at the table. Other stacks dropped while he continued closer to the chip lead. TK Miles was down to 1,055,000 and three-bet shoved after a Josias Santos open. Santos called with a chance to knock out a tough opponent.
Miles was ahead for the double, hit the flop, then had his double after the turn and river.
TK Miles – 2,300,000 (23 bb)
Josias Santos – 1,670,000 (17 bb)
With the board reading , Ryan Gianquitti moved all in for approximately 800,000 and Chris Bolek quickly called.
“Good call,” Gianqutti told him.
Bolek was ahead after pairing the board and Gianquitti couldn’t find a save on the turn or river to follow Zur to the rail.
Chris Bolek – 4,950,000 (50 bb)
Ryan Gianquitti – Eliminated in 6th place ($20,678)