Around 25,000 were in the middle as three players headed to the flop. The action checked to Fausto Tantillo on the button and he bet 11,000. Lukas Klima check-raised to 25,000 in the big blind to force out the third player and Tantillo clicked it back to 42,500.
Klima shipped it in for around 60,000 with the only to get snapped off by Tantillo with the . There was no miracle escape for the Czech as two blanks later, he was on the rail.
Claudio Daffina bet the flop for 5,000 and earned calls from Moncef Karoui and Ilija Savevski. On the turn, Dafina bet another 11,000 to get called by Savevski only and then fired a hefty bet of 85,000 for all his orange chips on the river. Savevski snap-folded the to surrender.
As promised, the Belgian "Kelmaison" got it in with his shorter stack and it was quite obvious that his opponent would be Ferhat Yildiz.
"You are behind, of course, but not on the river," he joked as he rolled over the . Yildiz only had but got there on the board to claim the rest of it and cause even more laughter.
Heads-up to the turn, Armando Annunziata in the small blind still had some 70,000 at his disposal when he bet and then faced the shove by a bigger-stacked Ali Amelipour. The Italian called it off and the following cards were turned over.
"Ciao ciao," Annunziata already said as he was drawing dead to the flush of Amelipour, which made the river a formality.
Day 1b has reached 349 entries and 177 players currently remain in the penultimate level of the night.
Belgian player "Kelmaison" suddenly boosted his stack to 140,000 after nailing a full house when he caught Ferhat Yildiz bluffing on a busted gutshot. He then got it in against Yildiz with aces versus the mighty deuce-seven when only a seven appeared on the flop. Yildiz turned another seven for the first double.
The all-in or fold style of Yildiz continued on the flop and "Kelmaison" called once more.
Yildiz hit the turn and faded the river, causing plenty of laughter from everyone at the table. "Now I want to give it all," the Belgian joked as he had around half the starting stack left.
Ferhat Yildiz was involved in the preflop action and ended up calling the shove by Do Tran for 34,300 total.
Tran flipped over the and was in excellent shape versus . There was almost an upset on the board but the aces held.
Three ways to the flop, Giorgio Soceanu was already at risk and called by Cecil Moagi. The latter had accidentally exposed his cards already only to have them turned over again. Min Sung Lee was the only one still to act and he then called all-in as the shortest stack.
Min Sung Lee:
The turn and river ensured the split pot between Lee and Moagi while the latter also knocked out Soceanu.