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Blinds: 20,000-40,000 (ante: 4,000)

6.05pm: Chips
Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, 1,490,000
Randy Dorfman, 1,359,000
Tony G, 1,126,000

5.45pm: Happy jack for Rousso
Vanessa Rousso’s A♦J♥ came good in the end on a 4♥10♥3♣Q♦J♣ board, enough to take down a 470,000 pot off Randy Dorfman. Tony G is sipping tea.

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5.30pm: Dorfman takes a biggy
There is starting to be a lot of limped three-way pots but not much action down the streets. In the biggest pot of the last ten minutes or so,Tony G limped the button and Vanessa Rousso made up the small blind. Dorfman raised an additional 125,000 and both players called and saw a 4♥A♥7♦ flop. All three players checked and a 2♦ appeared on the turn. Rousso checked a second time and Dorfman moved all-in, Tony G folded after some dwelling and Rousso folded too, the pair showing 8♣7♣ and Q♠10♠ respectively. Dorfman showed them J♦J♥

5.20pm: Rousso doubles up
Monster pot alert! Vanessa Rousso, who had slipped in chips slightly, just secured a key double up against Randy Dorfman. He had raised to 88,000 pre flop, called by Rousso. The flop came 9♦K♣4♣, and that’s when things got a bit carried away. Dorfman bet 108,000, Rousso re-raised, he went all-in, she called for her tournament life.

Dorfman: K♥10♥
Rousso: 9♣10♣

Rousso needed a club for the flush – and the 2♣ duly arrived on the turn. She’s now over the million mark again, while Dorfman is back at 800,000, closely followed by Tony G.

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Vanessa Rousso

5.10pm: Finely balanced
It’s still high-wire balancing act in the high roller event, Tony G has been the main aggressor, raising preflop from the small blind against Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso and continuation betting the K♥Q♣2♣ flop. He also raised to 180,000 from the big blind after Rousso limped the button, the latter folding to the pressure of the big bet.

5.00pm: Break time
Players have taken a ten-minute break. They’re now coming back to sit around the following approximate stacks:

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

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Tony G

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