Level 26: 800,000/1,600,000 (1,600,000)
Steve O’Dwyer opened for 3.7 million from the button with K J . Luuk Gieles defended his big blind with Q 9 and the dealer peeled off the 6 9 6 to temporarily push Gieles ahead with two pair.
Gieles check-called a bet of 2.3 million before O’Dwyer pulled ahead of the hand by pairing his jack on the J turn.
O’Dwyer bet 7.3 million after Gieles checked and got a call. The 3 completed the board on the river to give O’Dwyer the checkmark. Gieles checked again before O’Dwyer bet 15 million. A couple of minutes went by before Gieles folded and O’Dwyer won yet another pot at the final table.
After the hand, the players went on a 15-minute break. Blinds will increase to 1M/2M with a 2M big blind ante after the break. Here is a look at the chip counts and effective big blinds for the remaining players.