Samuel Miranda started the day with just over 7M in chips – but with the final table in the Grand Prix Canada looming, he has chipped up to 10 times that amount.
His most recent gains came through his elimination of Hrair Yapoudjian. Hrair opened the action with a utg raise to 2.5M, and Sam flat called from the sb. James Rubin in the bb got out of the way, and the flop was dealt:
Sam checked, but then snap-called when Hrair pushed all in.
The turn and river were the and Sam added the chips to his already impressive stack.
This elimination left 10 players remaining and play was hand for hand on the two final tables, with a redraw for the final table anticipated at 9 players remaining.
In the very first hand, however, Michael Pinoudis got it in and once again Samuel took out the shorter-stacked player – the tournament is down to the final table!