Play was very close to going to heads up on two recent occasions, but both times the short stack doubled up. Justin Bonomo, the big stack by far, sat on the sidelines while Leonard Martin and David Bach traded blows.
On the first one, Bach was drawing to a against Martin's made . Bach pulled another to pair and that allowed Martin to double.
Following that hand, Bach drew to a and pulled a to beat Martin's queen. This allowed Bach to double up.
Justin Bonomo won a small pot after that big one from David Bach a little bit ago to pick up some more chips. From there, he raised once and took it down before getting a walk. He's up to about 1.9 million in chips now.
David Bach raised on the button and both Leonard Martin in the small blind and Justin Bonomo in the big blind made the call. On the first draw, Martin drew two, Bonomo took three and Bach drew one. Action checked to Bach and he bet. Martin and Bonomo called.
On the second draw, Martin took two, Bonomo took one and Bach took one. Martin checked, Bonomo bet and Bach raised. Martin folded, but Bonomo made the call.
On the third draw, Bonomo stood pat and Bach drew one. Both players then checked.
Bonomo tabled an and won the pot. He's up over 1.5 million now and pulling away.
Leonard Martin raised on the button, Justin Bonomo reraised from the small blind and David Bach called from the big blind. Martin called and then Bonomo took one. Bach drew two and Martin drew two. Bonomo bet out, Bach called and Martin called.
On the second draw, Bonomo stood pat, Bach took two and Martin took one. Bonomo bet and was called by both of his opponents once again.
On the third draw, Bonomo stayed pat, Bach took one and Martin stood pat. Bonomo then bet, Bach folded and Martin called.
Bonomo tabled the wheel with and Martin mucked his hand.
Justin Bonomo and Leonard Martin just played two back-to-back pots with one another. On the first one, Bonomo called bets after the first and second draw before betting out after the third after Martin checked. Martin couldn't make the call and Bonomo won that one.
On the next hand, Martin check-called after the first and second draw before leading the end. Bonomo called, but mucked when Martin tabled an .
Justin Bonomo raised from the button and Masa Tanaka called all in from the small blind. On the draws, Tanaka drew one, one and one. Bonomo drew two, two and one. Before looking at their last cards, Tanaka held an and Bonomo held a . Tanaka pulled a and now it was all up to Bonomo. Bonomo pulled a and was able to make number one and eliminate Tanaka.
Tanaka placed fourth for $52,680. In 2009, Tanaka placed second in this event event for $102,313.
Masa Tanaka was just crippled down to 30,000 in chips by Justin Bonomo, who now has 920,000. Action folded to the small blind and Bonomo raised. Tanaka called in the big blind and Bonomo drew one. Tanaka drew two. Bonomo bet and Tanaka called.
On the second draw, both players took one card. Bonomo bet and Tanaka raised. Bonomo called. Both players then stood pat on the final draw before checking.