We have our first casualties at the final table, as Zachary Humphrey and Hasan Habib didn’t make it past the second hour. Randy Haxton and Matt Woodward have also just gone out.
Barry Greenstein is on a tear, eliminating two players and crippling another player that was eliminated shortly thereafter.
Here’s a look at what’s gone down:
Humphrey Heads For The Exit (9th Place)
The shortest stack starting at the final table belonged to Humphrey, who began Day 3 with just 99k in chips.
The ax came early for Humphrey, who moved all in with his last 10k pre flop. Randy Haddox called, and it was Humphrey’s K♣ 7♣ against Haddox’s 10♥ 8♥.
Humphrey saw the king he needed when the flop came Q♦ K♥ J♠, and the 7♥ on the turn gave him two pair.
Haddox pulled out the hand in the end though, when the river fell A♣ for the straight.
Humphrey goes out in ninth place for $27,199.
#img: word_32063.jpg:left: Hasan Habib is toast.#
Hasan Has No More Chips (8th Place)
Hasan Habib followed Humphrey out the door, his short stack unable to survive past the early afternoon of Day 3.
Greenstein’s run at the final table continued, as Habib’s all-in bet on the flop didn’t survive against the surging PokerStars pro. The eighth-place finish for Habib is good for $30,641.
Haddox Goes Out Next (7th Place)
Randy Haddox became Greenstein’s next victim, when Greenstein called Haddox’s re-raise pre flop, putting Haddox all in.
It was Haddox’s A♥ K♥ against Greenstein’s K♠ J♠. A jack came on the turn for Greenstein, and his killing streak continues.
Haddox wins $36,084 for 7th place.
Woodward Hits The Rail (6th Place)
As we're writing this, Bahador Ahmadi has just eliminated Matt Woodward, who goes out in 6th place for $44,520.
We'll have more info on the hand soon.
Greenstein Gains Ground
The author of “Ace on the River” won a couple of big pots in the last hour, starting with a double up through Humphrey that set up Humphrey’s exit shortly later.
Greenstein trailed Humphrey slightly when Humphrey pushed all in pre flop, and Greenstein called, showing A♣ 8♥ against Humphrey’s J♦ 10♠.
The board came A♥ A♠ 5♠ 2♠ 8♦, giving Greenstein a set of aces on flop and giving Humphrey no help at all.
That pot put Barry at 190k, and Greenstein took another decent pot off Lopez shortly later. Then he eliminated Habib shortly after that.
Players beware - Barry has some chips to play with.