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Blinds: 15,000-30,000 (ante: 3,000)

<4.45pm: Even stevens...
Randy Dorfman raises to 69,000 on the button and Tony G re-raises to 210,000 from the small blind, Dorfman folds and Tony G cheekily lifts his cards high enough up so that we can see his 10-2 offsuit from behind him. Dorfman asks, “What did you show?”

Tony G, already probably well noted for his word play says, “Two tens.” Which is exactly true but not exactly true at the same.

Vanessa Rousso calls an 80,000 bet on a A♥9♣10♦ board from Tony G before they check the J♠ turn and 3♣ river. “So many non-believers in the world, how can I convert them all?” says Tony G. He then flips 7♦6♣, losing to Rousso’s A♣7♥.

Chip counts at the break:

Randy Dorfman, USA, 1,350,000
Tony G, Lithuania, 1,350,000
Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, 1,250,000

4.25pm: Cat and mouse
Randy Dorfman takes a pot, Tony G takes a pot, Vanessa Rousso takes a pot. So it is that the chips in the High Roller final are passing around the table, but not necessarilly sticking in one place.

Tony G has been confusing Vanessa Rousso by claiming he is a bus driver. “I’m not a pro poker player,” he said. “I’m a bus driver.”

“What are you talking about?” she asked.

Tony G could’nt really explain, except to say: “I’m a businessman. I do business.”

It’s hard to work out what’s going on in his head sometimes. But he’s good value nonetheless.

4.10pm: Three-way pot puts Tony G in trouble
Tony G limps the button once again, Vanessa Rousso calls, and with a check from Randy Dorfman, it’s three-way action to the flop. The dealer puts out Q♠9♠2♥ and Rousso checks, Dorfman bets 90,000 and Tony G quickly calls and then Rousso calls too. The turn looks unlikely to have helped anyone when the 2♦ appears and it’s checked to Tony G who bets 300,000. Rousso folds but then Dorfman immediately moves all-in and ‘G’ folds just as quickly leaving himself around 550,000 left.

3.55pm: Vanessa Rousso is a non-believer
On a board of 7♠9♦2♥6♥, Tony G moves all in for around 850,000. Randy Dorfman had got out of the way on the flop, but Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso had a much tougher decision for the vast majority of her chips.

She took off her glasses and eyed up Tony G much like a mother would to see if her child was lying.

“I just don’t believe you,” she said, running over all his possible hand combinations before settling on ace ten of hearts. “That’s it. That’s what you must have.”

Then she was back in the tank again. “I simply don’t believe you,” she repeated. “Then you have to call,” said Tony G. She passed, and Tony G showed her one card – 4♥.

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Vanessa Rousso

3.40pm: Tony G (doesn’t) show the bluff
It’s been evenly aggressive so far, with each player getting their fair share of pots, the only interesting pot was when Tony G limped the button and Vanessa Rousso came along also. Dorfman checked his option but took a 60,000 stab at a 2♠6♣2♥ flop, Tony G quickly raised to 200,000 and both the others folded. Tony G didn’t not show his cards to the players but deliberately held them high enough so that the crowd could see his stone cold bluff with K♥4♥

3.20pm: Players are on a short break
We’ll be back with you shortly. In the meantime, here are the approximate chip counts:

Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, 1,629,000
Randy Dorfman, 1,430,000
Tony G, 936,000

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Tony G

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