$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 23: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 94
On a flop of , Nick Petrangelo checked from the small blind and David Malka bet 235,000 from the big blind. Sylvain Loosli called on the button and Petrangelo went into the tank for a minute.
Petrangelo eventually moved all in for about 2,000,000 and Malka hesitates for a few moments before moving all in for about 3,500,000. Loosli quickly folded and the cards were tabled.
Malka showed , good for the nut straight and had Petrangelo drawing to runners with his . The turn was the , giving Petrangelo some outs, but the river was the and Petrangelo hit the rail in fourth place.
Petrangelo took home $206,800 for his finish and Malka takes a massive chip lead into three-handed play.
David Malka – 5,750,000 (95 bb) Nick Petrangelo – Eliminated
$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 22: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 5 of 94
David Malka opened the button to 110,000, and Nick Yunis defended his big blind.
The flop was . Yunis led out for 85,000, and Malka called. The turn was the , and Malka called another bet from Yunis — 125,000 this time. the river was the , and Yunis made the same bet of 125,000. Malka raised to 575,000, putting Yunis to a decision for almost all of his remaining chips. After a couple minutes in the tank, Yunis folded.
David Malka – 2,350,000 (47 bb) Nick Yunis – 480,000 (10 bb)
$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 21: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 5 of 94
Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 85,000 second to act, and Sylvain Loosli three-bet to 220,000 in the cutoff. Timoshenko called.
The flop came . Timoshenko checked, Loosli continued for 175,000, and Timoshenko check-raised to 375,000. Loosli moved all in with the covering stack, and Timoshenko called all in for just less than 900,000 total.
Timoshenko: (pair of aces) Loosli: (set of deuces)
The turn was the and the river the , and Loosli won the pot with a set of deuces. Timoshenko was eliminated in sixth place.
$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 21: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 94
The final six players have played four hands since returning from the dinner break, and Nick Petrangelo has won the last three of them.
On the second hand back, Nick Yunis opened to 80,000, and Petrangelo three-bet to 230,000 from the small blind. Yunis folded.
Next, Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 85,000, and three players called, including Petrangelo on the button. It checked to the button on the flop, and a bet of 140,000 was enough to coax three folds and give Petrangelo his second pot in a row.
Petrangelo opened the next hand to 90,000 from the cutoff, and David Malka three-bet to 230,000 on the button. Petrangelo four-bet to 675,000, and Malka quickly folded.
Petrangelo’s stack has trended upward to start this level, and it looks like he’s just inched his way up to 3,000,000 chips as he stacked that last pot. That gives him more than 30% of the total chips in play with six players remaining.
$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) End of Level 20: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 94
Brian Benderoff moved all in for just less than 500,000 in middle position, and action folded around to David Malka in the big blind. He squeezed his cards one at a time. “First one’s good,” Malka said. When he peeked at the second, he said, “Wow,” and dropped a stack of calling chips into the pot.
The board ran out , and Malka won the pot with his pair of aces. Benderoff, who began the day with the chip lead, was eliminated in seventh place.
David Malka – 2,050,000 (68 bb) Brian Benderoff – Eliminated