Although most of the play has been relatively cautious over the last few levels, there have still been moments of excitement and surprising pre-flop action. A series of pre-flop all ins just erupted on a few different tables, but this hand stands out among them.
With the blinds at 800/1.6K, Paul El-Khoury opened the action from early position to 3.6K. He picked up calls from Joe Gonzalez, in the cut-off, and Said Michailidis, on the button, before the action came to Anderson Frank-Graham, in the big blind. Frank-Graham quickly raised all in, splashing his 32.5K-stack across the felt before waving his arms in an attempt to conjure the poker gods. El-Khoury, the initial raiser, took the opportunity to re-raise all in for 43K, expecting to get the other two players out of the pot, however, Gonzalez also raised all in!
All this action chased Michailidis out of the pot so hands could be tabled. It was for Frank-Graham, pocket sixes for El-Khoury and pocket queens for Gonzalez. The flop gave Frank-Graham a solid lead, and the runout, , did not provide the help his opponents needed. The result was a big triple up for Frank-Graham, and a small side pot for Gonzalez that helped mitigate his loss.
Play continues in level 13 with 47 players remaining.