The three players remaining in the Main Event have been playing for over an hour and so far the battle can only be described as “epic”. The dynamic is interesting because there are two players with large stacks – Danny Freitas and Yuan Li – and one player – Maxime Boulais – who started very short and although he doubled once, is still a huge underdog. The ICM considerations alone suggest that the two big stacks shouldn’t risk that much with a short-stacked player still at the table… but Yuan and Danny have been taking it to one another hammer and tongs!
At least… they’ve been taking it to one another to a point. They have played some huge pots, and the lead has changed many times – but the basic structure of 2 large stacks and 1 small hasn’t really changed at all.