I wonder how many times we’ll be saying “x extends lead” when “x” keeps changing heads up before this tournament crowns a champion? Whoever takes the title, they will have proven themselves true survivors, unbowed by occasional daunting chip deficits.
Just now Hartmann picked off a chunky river bluff from Pietnoczko, having check-called a turn bet on a As-8c-6s-7d board. When the 9c fell, Hartmann checked again, and Pietnoczko bet 400k. Hartmann called, Pietnoczko showed Q-J offsuit, and Hartmann’s two pair with 7c-8h took the pot.