Robin Hogger is out in a preflop shortstack-v-shortstack encounter with Jim Delaney, the former’s Jd Ts no good against the latter’s Ah 9d on a Ks 5s 6d Qd 5h board. Delaney got a much-needed boost, but his 110k after the hand was still woefully short (average is now 220k at blinds/BB ante 5k/10k/10k and he open-shoved the next hand as well, this time just picking up the blinds and ante. A moment later I caught his eye as he was doing a little jig of sorts in the aisle. “My bum’s sore,” he explained, but it could just as easily be down to an excess of adrenaline. We’re so close to the money now – 41 players remain and only 39 are getting paid!