Rupert Elder opened with a bet of 34,000 from middle position, and it folded around to Jean-Robert Bellande who called from the big blind. The flop came . Bellande checked, Elder continued for 44,000, and Bellande called. The turn brought the . This time Bellande led with a bet of 75,000, and after some thought Elder called.
The river was the . Bellande came out firing once more, this time pushing out chips for a bet of 190,000. Elder thought for about a minute, then finally folded.
Bellande has 1.282 million as we near the dinner break, while Elder has 1.21 million.
At the main feature table, Allen Cunningham matches those two at the moment with a stack of 1.266 million, while Evan McNiff has the lead at the table with 1.89 million.