The players have elected to swerve the dinner break, taking a shorter twenty-minute interval instead.
We'll be back soon, but here's the action that preceded the halt in the killer action.
It is not that common to see a three-way cap at this level, what with the blinds being 13k/25k - but that is exactly what we just saw.
The action saw Tommi Horkko raise to 50k, Brock Parker re-raise to 75k and Negreanu cap the betting at 100k.
Both players called, meaning a huge 300k+ pot was in the offing.
The flop fell 9-5-2 rainbow, Negreanu led for 25k and both players called.
The turn was the 9♠ and again Negreanu bet 50k, only for Horkko to fold this time and Parker called.
The river was the T♣ and Parker checked to Negreanu, who bet again and this time Parker gave it up, presumably as he realised Daniel was likely to have KK or AA in this spot.
Negreanu rakes it a monster-pot to propel him over the six figure mark, close to double the second player's chips.
It looks like his name is all over this tournament.
Props To Negreanu and Ivey
Just as a reminder to those who aren't aware, there is more than just a fifth bracelet for Negreanu riding on this result.
He and Phil Ivey have a $200k per bracelet prop bet with each other, and last week Ivey took pole position as he picked up the deuce-to-seven draw title.
Negreanu would win his 200k back by picking up the title and rumours abound about some crazy side-action that could be worth anything from another few hundred thousand dollars to significantly more than this.
PokerListings spoke to Daniel prior to the final about these prop bets and his chances here. Here's the link to what was an enlightening interview.
Kid's Not Scared of Monsters
Negreanu's picking up some big pots at the moment, and with the blinds starting to look menacingly large, now is the time to be getting monsters.
His last hand easily qualified, Daniel betting every street of a 9-2-2-5-J board, being called at every turn by Brock Parker, only for Kid Poker to showdown pocket jacks for the nut full house.
The very next hand, Negreanu got value from king-eight, betting the river of a dangerous looking board with top pair, only for Hong to make the call with what appeared to be ace-high!
It seems like Negreanu is beginning to lay the smack down on his opponents right now.
It's All Gone Hong! (4th)
Hong's chip stack rose majestically through much of this final table, but in recent times his towers have crumbled away, Hong looking visibly more upset at each further beat.
When Parker raised and Negreanu 3-bet, Hong now sprung into action, making it four bets, which both players called.
When the flop fell 9♥ 5♦ 2♥, Hong bet and both players called again.
The turn was the J♥, Hong led again and now Parker raised enough to set him in. He made the call, tabling king-queen for a gutshot.
He needed to hit a ten to get out of it, as Parker showed down a set of fives.
The five on the river to give Parker quads was not what the doctor ordered and Hong is out in 4th, collecting $60,885 for his performance.
Here are the counts as the players take their dinner break, counts courtesy of worldseriesofpoker.com.
|Daniel Negreanu ||1,490,000 |
|Brock Parker ||800,000|
|Tommi Horkko ||430,000|
- Players Left
- Tables Left