Hand #16: Peter Ockenden raised to 115,000 with from the cutoff. Dmitry Yurasov three-bet to 310,000 with on the button. Ockenden folded and Yurasov won the pot.
Hand #17: Dmitry Yurasov raised from the cutoff with and Mats Karlsson defended his big blind with . Karlsson flopped middle pair on a flop and check-called a bet of 150,000.
The on the turn gave Karlsson two pair, but Yurasov picked up a straight draw. Karlsson checked and Yurasov fired a second barrel of 360,000.
Karlsson gave it some thought before coming up with a check-raise to 800,000. Yurasov, getting a solid price on his money, made the call in position, creating a pot of over 2 million chips.
The hit the river, which gave Yurasov top pair, but kept Karlsson in front with two pair. The Swede asked how much Yurasov had behind and went in the tank for over two minutes. All the time, the Russian seized up his opponent, trying to get a read.
Eventually, Karlsson stacked a tower of T-25,000 chips and slid a bet of 550,000 forward. Yurasov quickly called, but went aghast upon seeing Karlsson hand.
With the massive pot, the Swede extended his already extensive chiplead to almost six million in chips, over 100 big blinds deep.