It has been an eventful day for Jean-Noel Thorel, but just like that the Frenchman met his demise in a massive clash with [Removed:17]. It was Thorel who opened to 1,500 from under the gun. Ole Schemion called from middle position and action got folded to [Removed:17] in the big blind. The Kiwi three-bet to 6,700, Thorel called, and Schemion folded.
The flop came and Yan kept firing with a bet of 6,500. Without much ado, Thorel shoved all in for 35,000 and Yan snap-called it off.
Needing an ace, diamond or running cards, the founder of Bioderma suddenly found himself at risk for his tournament life. Neither the on the turn nor the on the river were one of Thorel outs, and he was eliminated. With Thorel's chips, Yan is now the new chipleader.