Andy Bloch will have to wait for the next event before he can claim a much sort after bracelet, he's just busted out of this event in 7th place. Aaron Katz and Rob Hollink still look like the two who'll end up battling it out for the bracelet.
Katz Doesn't Hang Around
Aaron Katz continues to attack the other players, he raises preflop with Tommy Hang 3-betting him. They see a 9♦ 8♦ 7♥ flop, Katz led out with a $25,000 bet and Hang called. On the 4♦ turn, Katz fired another bet and again Hang just called, the 4♣ river seemed to help neither player and Katz once more bet $50,000. Hang tanked before making the call, only to see Katz flopped a monster draw that had been quickly made on the turn, as he was holding Q♦ T♦.
On The Chopping Bloch
Andy Bloch had lost a few pots before managing to double up with A-9 against the T-5 of Jerrod Ankelman, soon after, he doubled again with A-T this time against Aaron Katz A-9 to again double up.
For a moment, an amazing comeback looked on the cards, but hopes were finally dashed when he was all-in with J-3 against Rob Hollink's 9-8 which caught the river of a A-T-2-7-8 board making Bloch the bridesmaid once more. For his efforts though, he picks up $81,968.
If there is anyone who might catch the chip leader Aaron Katz, it looks like it'll be Rob Hollink, he's just picked up another huge pot. Ankelman raised and Katz repopped it, Hollink and Ankelman both called. The flop came out 4♠ Q♥ 4♥, Hollink bet $25,000, Ankelman re-raised and Katz made it $75,000 before Hollink capped the betting, Ankelman folded and Katz called.
On the 3♦ Hollink bet $50,000 again with Katz calling, the same thing happened on the A♣ river, Hollink flipping pocket queens with Katz showing his outdrawn kings.
Can He 'C' A Way Back?
J.C Tran is the shortest stack remaining, but he's not going down without a fight, Ankenman raises to $50,000 preflop and Tran makes the call before check/raising the K♠ 9♣ 3♣ flop.Ankeman decided that discretion was the better part of valour and gave up. Tran doesn't have much, but he's still in here, just.