Birthday girl Lydia Cugudda has taken a bit of a hit, getting her 5k bet on the turn of a board called, before checking the river. Her opponent checked behind and tabled AJ – second pair apparently good enough to win the pot. Cugudda dropped back to around 20k, the blinds now at 600/1,200/1,200.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the counts, Jari Pekka Rattya has just joined the big stack club. He opened to 1.8k under the gun and then called a reraise to 4.7k. Rattya checked the flop and his opponent tried a 3.5k bet – but Rattya immediately set him in, eliciting a fold. Rattya is now up to 90k.