Steven Merrifield made it 52,000 to go from middle position and the action folded around the Andy Frankenberger in the small blind. Frankenberger put in a three-bet, making it 150,000. Merrifield made the call and the two players were off to a flop.
The flop fell and Frankenberger continued out for 200,000. Merrifield went into the tank for about three minutes before finally mucking his cards and allowing Frankenberger to scoop the pot. Frankenberger is now sitting with around 1,900,000 in chips.
Steve Merrifield opened to 45,000 and Andy Frankenberger called on the button. The flop fell , and Merrifield led out for 75,000. Frankenberger raised to 164,000, Merrifield called, and the turn brought the .
Merrifield slowed down, check-calling 150,000 from Frankenberger, and the river was the . Both players checked.
Merrifield opened for a pair of eights, but Frankenberger tabled for a pair of jacks and shipped the pot.
After a flurry of eliminations within a short span of time, the field has been reduced to our final nine. Players were sent on an early dinner break and will return to play on the ESPN Main Stage at 8:30 PST.