In the first hand, Asker Aloev raised to 525 and picked up two callers including Bejjani Kamal. Russell Thomas then three-bet to 2,350 on the button and folded to Aloev's four-bet to 6,250.
One hand later, Aloev opened to 400 and received two callers. Artem Otroshchenko in the big blind made it 1,700 to go and Aloev called, as did Petar Petrov. On the flop, Otrohchenko bet 3,500 and just Aloev called. On the turn, Ostroshchenko checked and Aloev took down the pot with a bet of 3,550.
Aloev already won two side events at the EPT13 Malta festival and is set for another deep run.