With the blinds now at 2,000/4,000, Tudor Neacsu (one of the top stacks at the dinner break and clearly haven fallen on harder times in the mid-late stages) moved in under the gun for 21,600 (average stack is now 125,000). Jamie Brent made the call (with 80,000-odd behind). Over to Noel Hayes, who moved in over the top for about the average stack – clearly giving a fourth player (Brian Kiely) a tough decision of his own. That decision was to fold, as was Brent’s, leaving Hayes to take on Neacsu’s Qc 9h with his pocket tens.
The board ran out Ac Jh 2h 7d 3c, the battle for the double-up lost and the field is continuing to shrink rapidly. Such is the beauty and the terror of 6-Max.