Mohsin Charania moved all in on the short stack with from the button and Byron Kaverman called in the small blind with . The flop left Charania in desperate need of a ten, but it was all over after another ace appeared on the turn.
Over on the other table, Carlos Chadha shoved for 23,500 and Bryn Kenney called. Adrian Mateos isolated and Kenney folded.
[Removed:17] opened to 15,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 50,000 from two seats over in the blinds, Yan called. On the flop , Mateos checked and Yan bet 18,000 to get a call. Both then checked down the turn and the river to flip over (Mateos) and (Yan( for a split pot.
The stack of the start-of-the-day chip leader isn't as big anymore and he even fell below average.
With 40 players left and the action being played eight-handed, the remaining hopefuls are now equally spread among the last five tables. The next balance will take place on the direct money bubble, as only 31 spots are getting a share of the prize pool.
Down to only 69,000 chips, Juha Helppi moved all in from the button and Mikita Badziakouski called from one seat over in the small blind.
The flop gave Badziakouski an open-ended straight draw while the on the turn improved him to top pair, leaving helping drawing to the remaining four tens and three queens and jacks in the deck to avoid elimination. The on the river was a blank and the Finn exited the competition.
Hossein Ensan already lost a big pot earlier today with pocket kings against a smaller pair and just now the very same thing happened again. The only difference was the fact that the final straw was for his tournament life with against the of Igor Yaroshevskyy.
The flop changed nothing but gave the Ukrainian some back door outs with hearts for a flush. The struck on the turn and now Ensan needed one of the two remaining kings in order to stay in. It wasn't meant to be, as the river bricked.
The above headline comes as no surprise to anyone, as the deliberate Byron Kaverman gets the clock called on him regularly.
However, this time the clock wasn't called on Kaverman. His opponent, Igor Yaroshevskyy, did call the clock. But he called it on himself.
They were heads-up on an board with about 70,000 in the pot and Kaverman all in. Yaroshevskyy held just 97,000 to Kaverman's 420,000 and was faced with a decision for his tournament life.
It took several minutes as he agonized over the decision before he called the clock on himself. His hand was declared dead 60 seconds later and Kaverman raked the pot, inching ever closer to the 500,000-chip mark in his effort to make another High Roller here in Malta, having finished ninth in the €10,000 + 200 and fifth in the €25,000 + 750.