Within a few minutes only, the field has been whittled down from 31 to 28 contenders.
First to go was Dutchman Jans "Graftekkel" Arends who jammed for crumbs and was called by Jorma "jobetzr" Nuutinen in the big blind with the . On a board of , Nuutinen flopped a pair of queens.
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard had dropped below a million and was then involved in a three-way all-in which he kicked off with a raise to 53,500. Michael "merla888" Gathy called in the hijack and Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich jammed the button for 533,749. Leonard jammed for 839,902 and Gathy called.
Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich:
Michael "merla888" Gathy:
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard:
Leonard flopped a set on but still came up third-best on the turn and river runout as Geilich scored a miracle triple up.
Last but not least, Job "DeadNylan" Greben defended the big blind against Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen and check-called 37,125 on the flop. Greben check-called another 122,513 on the turn and check-called all-in for 416,958 on the river. The Dutchman tabled but Hunichen had the nuts with .