Eric Levesque only had a few chips left, and before the flop was revealed, there was already 30K in the side pot between Mark Bosman and Carlo Nini. Mark’s remaining chips went in when he called Carlo’s pot bet on the flop.
Mark’s 2 pairs were ahead on the flop, but facing Eric’s flush draw for the main pot and Carlo’s open-ended for the side. Mark went on to complete a wheel and almost tripled up, busting Eric in the process.
Meanwhile, on the other table, Simon Pin-Disle busted in the most horrific way. He and Alex Plourde created the biggest pot of the night, Alex having chipped up when doubling against William Blais. When we got to the table, both players were all-in on the turn, and when the river fell, Alex let out a scream.
In this to-be-chopped pot Simon had 1 out for the win (the 1 remaining ace), while Alex had 3: 1 of 2 remaining jacks, or the queen of hearts to complete a royal flush. It is she who fell, for a very royal double-up. Alex is now comfortably sitting in the driver’s seat, with about 380K.
10 players are left, with a few minutes on the clock.