After hefty previous action, Alexander Lahkov and Martin Staskzo arrived on the turn on a board. Lahkov moved all in and Staskzo called it off for his remaining stack of 32,000.
Staszko was behind with his pocket aces and needed to hit an ace, deuce or nine to survive. The river was the , ending the Czech's run in this tournament. The Russian is now the chipleader as we move to the last level of the day.
Three players saw a flop of , including David Tovar and Marvin Levant. Action was checked to the player on the button, who bet 2,800. Tovar check-raised to 15,000, Levant cold-called and the button folded.
On the turn, Tovar's remaining stack of 15,000 went in and Levant called it off.
Tovar needed to improve with his pair and flush draw versus Levant's overpair, but failed to do so on the river.
With the pot already swollen in size, Ingo Paulus checked to Marcin Puczylowksi on a board of . Puczylowski moved nearly all in, keeping just a T-100 chip behind to protect his cards. Paulus considered it for the better part of a minute, then slid in a call.
On the on the river, the remaining chip of Puczylowski went in.
Paulus made the correct call on the turn, but Puczylowski got there on the river and saved his tournament life.
Pierre Neuville has busted his first bullet and is on his second entry of the day.
On a board of , Matas Cimbolas check-called a bet of 7,000 from his opponent. On the river, Cimbolas checked, which prompted his opponent to fire 15,000. Cimbolas moved all in for 45,000 and his opponent snap-called it off for nearly the same amount.
Cimbolas tabled for quad jacks, which crushed the of his eliminated opponent. The Lithuanian star scored an almost full double-up and now has one of the largest stacks in the room.
The 217 remaining players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. The T-25 chips will be raced off during this break. Three more levels of 45 minutes will be played until Day 1a has concluded.
Under the gun, Silviu Togui opened the action with a raise 1,500. Little did he expect that no less than five players would call, including Ilia Bobokhidze on the button. The flop got checked to the Georgian, who bet 7,000. Only the player in the small blind check-called the bet, the other players quickly folded.
On the turn, the small blind checked and Bobokhidze instantly moved all in for 35,000. Reluctantly, the small blind had to relinquish his hand, and one of the many Georgians in the field today raked in the pot.