The table of Adrian Mateos and Nick Petrangelo has another experienced tournament grinder on board, as Brian Altman has sat down and immediately got involved into the action. In a three-bet pot, Altman and Estonian qualifier Toomas Kursa saw a flop of . Kursa checked and Altman checked back.
On the turn, Kursa check-called a bet of 525 and then bet the river for 1,050. Altman raised to 2,300 and that forced a fold from Kursa. The very next hand, Altman raised to 300 and claimed the blinds and antes.