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Blinds: 30,000-60,000 (ante: 5,000)

10.30pm: No breakthrough yet
Randy Dorfman is dominating this heads-up battle but Vanessa Rousso is not out of this just yet. Dorfman had aggressively knocked her down to just 500,000 or so before the two got it all-in on the turn of a 7♦Q♥5♣K♦10♥. Dorfman showed Q♣3♦ for a slowplayed flopped pair of queens but Rousso turned over 7♠5♠ for bottom two pair. Neither improved on the river and Rousso is back over the 1 million mark again but still down three-to-one in chips.

10.05pm: Chad on the rail
Vanessa is being railed throughout this final table by her partner, fellow Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown. He spoke with our intrepid video team a little earlier…


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9.45pm: Dorfman in charge.
Vanessa Rousso has been knocked down to a short stack after taking several hits from Dorfman. With around 800,000 behind, Rousso raised to 150,000 but then folded when Dorfman set her all-in.

She did manage to recover back over the million chip mark after calling a 240,000 bet on the turn of a K♠10♣9♣7♠ board before pushing on the 3♣ river. Dorfman stood up at this point and said, “I just don’t believe you have the flush,” before continuing to rule out what she might or might not have. Eventually he called the clock on himself though and folded with 30 seconds remaining, however he still retains a three-to-one chip advantage.

9.20pm: Tony G eliminated in 3rd place for €257,000
First hand after we restarted and Tony G re-raised all-in against the small blind raise from Randy Dorfman. A quick call and the cards were on their backs:
Randy Dorfman: Q♥9♣
Tony G: A♦6♥

The board came out J♥J♦2♣9♦8♥ meaning Tony G was eliminated earning €257,000 for his efforts. We are now heads-up with Randy Dorfman holding a slight chip advantage over Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso.

9.10pm: Dinner break
Players will be back from their dinner in the next 15 minutes.

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Vanessa Rousso

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