That's a lot of names in one title but since they were all involved in three notable pots we decided to go crazy for a change. Can Kim Hua still has a commanding chip lead over his table mates but the few pots we just saw made it clear once again that this game has some massive swings.
On the first hand Bonnie Rossi raised under the gun to 8,000 and Hua called from the small blind. Yakovenko was in the big blind and folded after giving it some thought. The flop came down and Hua check-called a 4,000 bet. The turn was the and Hua checked again to Rossi who bet 8,000. Hua announced a raise and Rossie called. The river was the and Hua threw out 8,000. Rossi had just 3,500 chips left behind if she would call and lose, but she went for it straight away. Hua turned over and his wheel scooped the pot. Rossi showed her for a set of eights and a low but that wasn't enough to win any chips.
The very next hand Rossi was all in on the big blind and Raymond Bonavida raised to 8,000. Tim Burt three-bet to 12,000 and Bonavida called. The flop came down and Bonavida check-called 4,000. The turn was the and Bonavida decided to lead for 8,000. Burt seemed frustrated and mucked his face up after which Bonavida showed for a pair of aces and a low. Rossi showed her and was already drawing dead. She had no low possibility and Bonavida's pair of aces couldn't be beat by her hand.
The hand that followed after Rossi left the tournament was crucial for Tim Burt. Burt raised to 8,000, Hua three-bet to 12,000 and a player in the big blind moved all in for 11,000. After Burt had made the call the flop came down and Burt check-raised Hua's bet to 8,000 and the call was made. The turn was the and Burt fired out another 8,000, Hua called. The river was the and Burt threw his final 2,500 chips into the pot. Hua stared at the board hoping the river card would change, and double checking his cards also didn't give him a hand worth showing down. Hua mucked his cards and Burt showed for the nut straight. The all-in player mucked and left the tournament while Burt is back up to 70,000 chips.
Plenty of action over at table #431 and we don't expect it to cool down as we are heading towards the final table!