Steffen Sontheimer, who's leading the $100,000 Challenge that resumes on Saturday with seven players remaining, was seen walking away from the tournament area. We went in pursuit and asked him what had happened.
Sontheimer told us that he was down to just 6,400 when a player in front of him opened for 600. Sontheimer three-bet to 1,700 from the hijack and the player in the small blind cold four-bet to 3,400. The initial raiser asked for a count but folded, Sontheimer went with it and pushed for 6,400. His opponent called.
Sontheimer was up against with his . Things were looking good after the flop, though, as he hit top set to be on the verge of doubling up. Unfortunately for German high roller, the river was an ace to help his opponent take down the pot anyway.
"See you on Saturday!" Sontheimer said as he headed for the exit.