It really is very tense at this final table – the stacks are relatively close and no one is really getting the upper hand.
The most recent hand of note saw Dominik Desset raise to 165,000 from UTG – and Alex Hendriks decided he would try and apply some pressure – three-betting to 495,000 with Kh Jc.
Desset had a think, then committed his 1.4 million stack with Ah Qs. This put Hendriks in an awkward spot as he was getting a very nice price with a decent hand.
He decided however, Desset’s hand looked too strong and he passed – meaning he drops out of the chip lead.
A few hands later the level ended meaning a 20 minute break for the players to regroup and consider their strategy to try and win this title.
Here’s the stacks just before the break: