After his table broke as we got down to 36 players Sam Trickett got moved to table 78. Trickett took McDonald's old seat right next to Dermot Blain and close to Shannon Shorr and Michele Di Lauro. The warm welcome didn't come from either of those players, it was Konstantin Uspenskiy who put the pressure on him.
Uspenskiy is been having a great day so far and we just witnessed two pots he won. In the first one the board read when he called a 9,200 bet from Salim Boukrouma who is sitting to directly to his right. The river was the and both players checked. Boukrouma showed but that couldn't beat Uspenskiy's .
The very next hand Uspenskiy raised to 2,400 from the under the gun +1 position and got three-bet by Trickett who was was in the cut-off. The Brit had re-raised to 7,000 and Uspenskiy asked the dealer what a pot size four-bet would cost him. The Russian quickly threw in 17,500 which was considerably less. Trickett called and gave us heads-up flop action.
The flop was and Uspenskiy immediately announced a pot bet. Trickett smiled and folded as he was left with 86,000 chips.