$1,000+$90 Six Max NLH
Level 19: Blinds 5000/10000/100 ante
Total Entrants: 112
Players Remaining: 4
Average Stack: 373,000
Chip update by seat, start of level:
- Wenhao Ying – 117,000
- Stephen Gerber – 502,000
- Maurice Hawkins – 735,000
- David Coleman – 343,000
- Joe McKeehen – 114,000
- Stephen Song – 413,000
However, everything changes very fast. Stephen Song puts in a cold 4bet from the BB, with David Coleman trapping with . Stephen fires 45,000 on , call, then moves in on the .
Naturally he is snapped by Coleman but the drops in on the river to bring the beat. Coleman can’t believe it, putting his finger into his , the blocker that didn’t save him.
Stephen catches up with Hawkins for the chip lead. Coleman takes 6th for $5,975.
Then in the next hand, SB versus BB, Stephen jams over Wenhao Ying, who tank calls with . The flop drops a for Song, but Wenhao picks up a club draw on the turn. He bricks, and suddenly Stephen is chip leader with over 800,000.
Wenhao Ying is 5th for $8,420, a strong ladder after being on the low end for many levels.
Soon after, Joe McKeehen, who has also been maneuvering his short stack exceptionally, doubles up and has over 200,000 here with four left.The fast developments have left Song, here getting a cbet through before the break, tied for the lead with Hawkins, both around 750,000 now.