In the final hand before the break, the always animated Eyal Bensimhon and Mykhailo Hryhoriev played a pot in the blinds. Folded to Hryhoriev in the small blind, he limped and Bensimhon raised to 450,000. He then picked up his unicorn and made a folding gesture to Hryhoriev, prompting laughs from onlookers. Hryhoriev couldn't hide a faint smile either but ended up calling anyway.
On the flop, Hryhoriev checked, Bensimhon bet 375,000 and once again used the stuffed animal as leverage to get his opponent to fold. Hryhoriev obliged this time to take the players into the break.