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David Tuthill Out in 14th; Darren Elias Tied For Lead
Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Photo: Darren Elias (right) thinks for a few moments before moving all in on the river against David Tuthill (foreground, left).
Darren Elias raises under the gun to 21,000, David Tuthill reraises from the button to 66,000, and Elias calls.
This hand takes a while. The action on every street is very deliberate and thoughtful, and the entire table is silent for about 10 minutes while this hand plays out.
The flop comes 933, Elias checks, Tuthill bets 68,000, and Elias calls. The turn card is the 5, Elias checks, Tuthill bets 126,000, and Elias calls.
The river card double-pairs the board with the 9, and Elias moves all in for 820,000, easily covering the 300,000 left in Tuthill's stack. Tuthill goes into the tank for a little more than five minutes before he calls.
Elias turns over 109 for top full house, nines full of threes. Tuthill mucks his cards as he is eliminated from the tournament.
Darren Elias - 1,672,000 (139 BBs)
David Tuthill - Out in 14th Place ($20,699)
Darren Elias is about one big blind behind chipleader Will Failla, so they are effectively tied. (They are seated at separate tables, so both of them have big leads over everyone at their own table.)
It's also worth a reminder that while Elias was the Day 1 chipleader, and second in chips after Day 2, he entered the day 15th out of 16 on the leaderboard. Elias has had a great day so far to move into a tie for the lead.
Photo: David Tuthill (right) faces a decision for his tournament life against Darren Elias (foreground, left), and takes five full minutes to think it over.
04:21 PM, 05/01/12