Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Diena 3 Beidzies

Day 3 Ends on a Cliffhanger

• Līmenis 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Pierre Neuville and Kevin Eyster will return for Day 4
Pierre Neuville and Kevin Eyster will return for Day 4

After 10 levels of play on Day 3, Pierre Neuville and Kevin "1SickDisease" Eyster are still heads up for the bracelet and the $622,998 top prize. Per World Series of Poker rules, after 10 levels of play the remaining players are allowed to continue for one more level if they unanimously agree, and Neuville was a bit tired and declined to continue.

Eyster, who has a more than two-to-one chip advantage, briefly protested, but there was nothing the American could do.

PlayerCountryChips
Kevin EysterUSA5,515,000
Pierre NeuvilleBelgium2,605,000

The fourth and actual final day will kickoff at 1 p.m. PT with the blinds at 50,000/100,000 and a 10,000 ante.

Be sure to check back then for the conclusion of Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, and a full recap of this star-studded, 541-player event. Until then, good night from Las Vegas!

Etiķetes: Kevin EysterPierre Neuville

Hands #147-148: Play Over for the Day

• Līmenis 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #147: Kevin Eyster gave Pierre Neuville a walk.

Hand #148: Neuville raised to 200,000, and Eyster folded.

The players were then told that, if they both agreed, they could play one more courtesy level or come back at 1 p.m. on Friday. Neuville declined, and the two will return to continue their battle for the bracelet.

Etiķetes: Kevin EysterPierre Neuville

Hands #144-146: More for Eyster

• Līmenis 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Kevin Eyster
Kevin Eyster

Hand #144: Pierre Neuville raised to 205,000 on the button, Kevin Eyster defended his big blind, and the flop fell {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The turn was the {8-Hearts}, both players checked again, and the river was the {4-Spades}. Eyster led out for 210,000, Neuville called, and Eyster showed {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for eights and fours.

Neuville mucked.

Hand #145: Eyster raised to 165,000 on the button, Neuville called in the big blind, and the flop was {9-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. Both players checked. The turn was the {10-Hearts}, Neuville led out for 250,000, and Eyster folded.

Hand #146: Neuville raised to 205,000 on the button, Eyster called, and the dealer fanned {j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Eyster checked, Neuville continued for 250,000, and Eyster called. The turn was a repeat five - the {5-Hearts} - both players checked, and the river was the {3-Hearts}. Eyster led out for 160,000 - less than a fifth of the pot - and Neuville folded.

Etiķetes: Kevin EysterPierre Neuville

Hands #138-143: Back and Forth

• Līmenis 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #138: Pierre Neuville raised to 215,000 on the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #139: Neuville received a walk.

Hand #140: Neuville had the button, and raised to 165,000. Eyster folded.

Hand #141: Eyster limped in on the button, Neuville tossed out a raise of 325,000, and Eyster snap-folded.

Hand #142: Neuville limped in on the button, Eyster checked, and the flop fell {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Eyster led out for 80,000, and Neuville folded.

Hand #143: Eyster raised to 165,000 on the button, Neuville called, and the flop fell {9-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{4-Spades}. Both players checked, the turn was the {7-Hearts}, and the pair knuckled again. The {3-Spades} completed the board, the two checked again, and Eyster won with {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Etiķetes: Pierre NeuvilleKevin Eyster

Hands #135-137: Eyster's Turn to Extend

• Līmenis 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #135: Kevin Eyster raised to 165,000 on the button, Pierre Neuville called, the flop came {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Neuville checked, Eyster knuckled behind, and the turn was the {3-Clubs}. Both players checked again.

The river was the {5-Clubs}, the two checked again, and Neuville won with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for ace-high.

Hand #136: Neuville was on the button, and raised to 180,000. Eyster called, the flop fell {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, Eyster led out for 140,000, and Neuville folded.

Hand #137: Eyster raised to 160,000 on the button, Neuville three-bet to 380,000, and Eyster called. The flop fell {4-Hearts}{5-Spades}{6-Clubs}, Neuville instantly slid out 500,000, and with two hands, Eyster raised to 1.28 million. Neuville folded.

Etiķetes: Kevin EysterPierre Neuville