Max Heinzelmann opened to 240,000 from the button and Xuan Liu made the call in the small blind to see a flop of , Liu check-called a bet of 265,000 from the super agressive German.
The on the turn was an interesting card and Liu now check-called a bet of 510,000 and the river was the . Liu checked for a third and final time and Heinzelmann bet a huge 2,075,000 against the Canadian, after about a minute she made the call.
Heinzelmann turned over for the flopped set and rivered full house, "That is good," sighed Liu. She has dropped to below 2 million in chips, Heinzelmann is over the 10 million mark.
Xuan Liu, now the short stack, has been hovering around the 5 million mark, involving herself in several small pots.
She raised to 250,000 from the button and in the big blind Max Heinzelmann reraised to 620,000. Liu looked a little frustrated, but made the call anyway and they saw a flop. It ended shortly thereafter, as Heinzelmann bet out 700,000 and Liu folded.
Undeterred, Liu raised again the next time the button moved to her. This time both Rupert Elder in the small blind and Heinzelmann in the big made the call, and all three saw a flop. It checked around to Liu and she stuck in a 385,000 bet. This time she got respect, and picked up the pot right there.
Rupert Elder raised on the button when he made it 250,000 to play. Xuan Liu defended her big blind and the two of them moved on to the flop.
Liu bet 855,000 and Elder immediately raised it to 1,925,000. Liu remained composed and studied her opponent before eventually removing her bet and replacing it with a three-bet for 4,0250,000. Elder did not hesitate to move his monumental stack over the line and Liu folded her hand.
Max Heinzelmann is doing some fine work evening the stacks here - he's up to 8 million now.
He lost a small pot to Xuan Liu, calling her button raise in the big blind and then check-folding to a continuation bet on the flop. But next hand he won a larger one, raising to 310,000 from the small blind and getting a call from Liu in the big. Heinzelmann bet 225,000 on the flop and Liu check-called. She checked the turn as well, but this time the 575,000 bet from Heinzelmann proved too much for her.