Hand #36: Eddie Blumenthal limped from the small blind, and Noah Schwartz checked to see a flop. Blumenthal bet out 20,000, and Schwartz made the call. The turn came , and Blumenthal continued betting, 55,000 this time. Schwartz again called, and the river was the . Blumenthal bet a final time, 120,000. Schwartz called after thinking briefly. Blumenthal showed for a straight to the nine, which was good.
Hand #37: Eric Shanks raised preflop, and Shawn Silber called in the big blind. The flop came , and Silber check-folded to Shanks' 31,000 bet.
Hand #38: Blumenthal raised to 32,000, and David Greene called from the big blind. Both players checked the flop, and a turned. Greene fired out pot, 72,000. Blumenthal folded.