7:00pm: Ten-minute break
6:50pm: Raj on the river
Raj Ramakrishnan has landed a handy double up but he had to do it the hard way, spiking a lucky river to overcome a dominated position against Errolyn Strang.
Ramakrishnan held K♦J♦ and was all in against the A♣J♥ of Strang but found a straight when the board arrived T♣9♥4♣J♣Q♦. Ramakrishnan doubles to 17,000 with Strang still pretty healthy on 63,000.
6:45pm: Internet gremlins
And here we were thinking Perth was perfect! We're having some internet problems at the moment, so our apologies for lack of recent updates. Hopefully we can get it sorted shortly.
6:30pm: McGrath sets up a triple
There have been several big multi-way pots this afternoon, and we've just seen another one with Mark McGrath landing a triple up.
On the losing end was Luch Monte and Farid Bogani after the chips went flying on the 8♦4♦5♠ flop. Monte held Q♦Q♣ for the overpair but McGrath had flopped a set with his 4♥4♠, while Bogani was drawing with K♦6♦.
The turn was the J♣ but the river fell the J♦. It was a diamond but it filled up McGrath for a full house. McGrath gets up to 38,000, Monte slips to 40,000 with Bogani sent to the rail.
6:15pm: Monte with the leaders
Luch Monte has jumped up the chip count leaderboard to be among the leaders. The hand was recalled to us that his ace-king spiked an ace on the turn to better an opponent's jack-nine when all the chips were in the middle on a jack-high flop.
Monte has a little over 70,000.
6:00pm: Level up, blinds 300-600, ante 75
5:55pm: Marson rakes huge multi-way pot
Mark Marson has just landed a huge pot to more than double up his stack. The action was multi-way and things got heavy on the flop of T♥7♦6♦. Goce Simonoski tossed out 5,000 before Mario Zulj popped it up to 15,000. Marson then moved all in over the top to send Simonoski deep into the tank. He eventually folded (what he later flashed as A♦A♠) as Zulj insta-called with T♦9♦ for top pair with straight and flush draws. Marson showed 6♥6♠ and faded a bazillion outs on the A♥ turn and 2♥ river.
Simonoski would've won with his aces but it was Marson who takes the 65,000-chip pot as Zulj spirals further south.
5:45pm: Frunks races ahead
Daren Frunks has won a preflop race to send Simon Davidson to the rail. The chips were in preflop with Frunks making the call with J♣J♠ after Davidson moved all in with his A♣K♦.
The board missed both players as it ran out Q♠2♣9♥2♦6♠ to leave Frunks in front to rake in the chips and move up to 55,000.
5:40pm: Aces for Dalmas
Mario Zulj opened with a raise from the cutoff before Bernard Dalmas moved all in for 14,150 from the button. The blinds folded and Zulj made the call with K♥K♣ but couldn't believe it when Dalmas showed A♥A♠.
The board delivered Q♥9♠6♠2♣7♦ to double up Dalmas to 30,000 and drop Zulj to 40,000.
5:30pm: Zilch for Williams, Chips for Zulj
Nigel Williams was all in for his last 8,000 chips with 5♦5♥ but unfortunately his timing was astray as Mario Zulj tabled a monster K♠K♣.
The board ran out T♠A♦Q♣K♦4♥ to see Williams knocked out of the Main Event. Zulj is up to 55,000 and in good shape.
5:15pm: Strang outkicked
Seven limpers (yes seven!) tossed out the minimum to see a flop of 4♥2♣T♣. When the blinds checked, Errolyn Strang tossed out 1,325. She picked up two callers as the others got out of the way.
The turn was the 3♥ and Strang fired another 2,525. This reduced her opponents by one before both players checked the 9♠ river. Strang tabled T♥K♣ but was outkicked by her opponent's T♠A♦. Strang is still well in front with a stack of 73,000.
5:00pm: Play resumes
58 players have returned to their seats to play another three levels before play concludes for the day. Leo Boxell, Raj Ramakrishnan and Tony Tartaglia have chipped up, but its Errolyn Strang who has soared into the chip lead late in the previous level, currently sitting with a stack of around 75,000 chips.