Travis Atkins folded, first to act, before Richard Fridvalszki raised all in for 680,000. Yashar Darian looked down at his cards and quickly called. Jason Somerville, in the big blind, got out of the way.
Darian had Fridvalszki in bad shape with against . Before the flop Fridvalszki walked over to his friends and it looked like he anticipated a celebration. The flop came and they erupted, jumping up and down and cheering. The turn quieted them down, however, because Darian had picked up a flush draw. The river bricked though giving the Fridvalszki bucnh a reason to cheer again.
With the double, he now has 1,500,000 while Darian falls to 3,760,000.
From the button, Alexander Martin raised to 90,000 and Jason Somerville asked for a count of Martin's chips. It came back at 1.2 Million total and Somerville three-bet to 245,000. Martin thought for three or four minutes before announcing he was all in. Somerville double checked his cards and made the call.
The flop came which gave Martin six extra outs. The turn was the which left Martin with just three Aces, two Queens and four Sevens to survive. The river was the and he was sent home in 5th Place.
Yashar Darian and Jason Somerville now control about 80% nearly 10 Million chips in play with 4.5 and 3.5 Million, respectively.
From late position, Jason Somerville raised to 80,000 and Gian Carlos Oliveri moved all in for 280,000 next to act. It folded back to Somerville who wasted little time in making the call.
The flop helped solidify Somerville's lead when it came but the turn gave Oliveri new life. He needed one of the eight remaining hearts to double up and stay alive but the the river bricked out with the .
This final table is taking place on the featured table right next to the ESPN set. It has room all around it for spectators and boy are there plenty of them. In certain spots they are three or four deep watching these guys go at it for the WSOP gold bracelet. Others are even standing on the top of the ESPN set to try and see over the crowd.
Jason Somerville has had a strong rail going all day and in the past hour or two had quite an impressive run of notable pro's sweating him. Earlier, Jason Mercier came by to wish him luck and now Daniel Negreanu has "court side" seats to watch him try to take it down.
Alex Martin also has a group of over a dozen friends standing behind him who he has consulted with after certain hands. We have already seen how crazy and fun the English can be when they rail so they will certainly be a group to keep an eye on as the tournament goes even deeper.
Jason Somerville opened from under the gun to 75,000 and received calls from Alex Martin on the button and Diana Allen in the big blind.
The flop came and Allen led right out with a 100,000 chip bet. Somerville flatted and Martin folded. The turn was the and Allen slowed down with a check. Somerville took the lead and bet 200,000 which was called by Allen.
The river was the and Allen put the aggression back in her hands with an all in bet worth 705,000. Somerville started counting out the chips, trying to figure out how much he would have left and thought on the decision for a couple of minutes. Finally, he looked right at the dealer and announced a call. Allen flipped over for a pair of Jacks and Somerville tabled for a pair of Kings.
Allen will go home with $63,493 while Somerville takes his role as second in chips with just six left.
Jason Somerville and Travis Atkins have been at the same table for the better part of Day 3 and tangled again in a recent hand.
Atkins limped in from under the gun, Somerville completed his small blind and Gian Carlos Oliveri checked his option. The three players saw the flop and all three players checked. The turn was the and Somerville led out this time for 50,000. Oliveri quickly kicked in his hand but Atkins made the call. The river was the and Somerville bet 135,000 this time. Atkins made the call again and Somerville tabled for a rivered straight. Atkins mucked and Somerville has chipped up to 1,500,000
Preflop, Jason Somerville raised it up to 60,000 from the button and got a call from Travis Atkins in the big blind.
The flop came and Atkins checked. Somerville bet out 105,000 and Atkins check-raised to 275,000. Somerville then re-raised all in. Atkins tanked for about five minutes before eventually folding the hand and giving Somerville the pot.
After the hand, Atkins falls just below a million and Somerville moves back up over a million