The last 15 minutes have seen some insane action on the feature table, as exemplified by these hands involving Thomas Gallagher. WARNING: The second one is his last; may give you palpitations.
Weijie ‘Jervi’ Zheng raised to 1.2 million, with Ah 7h called by Thomas Gallagher in the big blind with 6s 8c. On a flop of 6d Jh 3h, Gallagher checked and Zheng bet 1.5 million. Call.
Turn: Qc. Gallagher checked, and Zheng simply announced “all in,” his 22 million chip stack almost double that of his last two opponents’ (13 million apiece). This sledge-hammer-to-crack-nut move did get Gallagher to fold his pair, but he did not look like a totally sold believer.
And then came Gallagher’s exit.
Gallagher raised on the button to 1 million with Ks 8d, called by Weijie ‘Jervi’ Zheng with Jh Tc. The 7s Ts 9d flop was checked by both players. The turn brought a second ten for Zheng – the Th. He led out for 1.5 million, and Gallagher took his turn to call. The river was a brick-shaped 3d. Zheng led out 5.5 million this time, and Gallagher (with a busted straight draw and King high, remember) moved all in! Andrew Hedly and Fintan Gavin on the livestream commentary lost their minds; you could hear them from the golf course. The excitement only increased when Zheng called to bust him.