Mikhail Zub saw action folded to him in the small blind and he announced an all-in bet, effectively putting Fournier to a decision for his remaining chips. Fournier quickly called.
Fournier's big slick found further improvement on the flop and he had the dub locked up by the turn , watching the river fall behind it to complete the runout. The dealer totaled his stack to be 75,000 and Zub sent the requisite amount Fournier's way.
On the last hand of the previous level, Nikita Kuznetcov put his last 2,000 in from middle position and action folded around to Yiannis Liperis who was on the button and raised to 22,000. Maryna Khatskevich was in the big blind and took a few moments to think about her decision. She looked away from the table over to the tournament clock, which displayed 77 players remaining at the time, and then announced she was all in. Liperis called and immediately turned over his hand.
"Oh my God!" said Khatskevich as she tabled her hand.
"Oh my God!" replied Kuznetcov, just as emphatically after seeing what he was up against.
The flop came to give Khatskevich a set of tens and Kuznetcov a gutshot straight draw in addition to top pair.
"Please, please, please no ace!" said Khatskevich. "If he (Kuznetcov) wins, ok, but..." Khatskevich watched the runout come and breathed a sigh of relief as she earned the double, calming down from the excitement as the pot was sent her way. She offered an apology to Liperis, who seemed unshaken from his aces being cracked all along as he counted his new stack and prepared to get back to business.
Nikita Kuznetcov was on the button and saw action folded to him. He announced he was all in and Dmitry Yurasov immediately slammed down a stack of chips in front of him from the small blind thereafter. Kuznetkov let out a noise that signified he knew he was not in good shape.
The board ran out , giving Kuznetcov a pair of queens on the turn, though no help on the river left his hand no good against Yurasov's kings. Kuznetcov stood up and shook Yurasov's hand to wish him a good game, but stacks looked too close for it to be certain.
Kuznetcov's stack was counted out and looked to be 293,000 but no amount was announced by the dealer. He then moved on to Yurasov's stack, which he broke down to be 291,000 much faster. He took 291,000 from Kuznetcov and he was indeed left with just 2,000 behind.
Aleksandr Sheshukov opened early for 20,000 and Jan Schwippert made it 60,000 in the cutoff. Sheshukov came back with 150,000 and Schwippert quickly shoved for about 375,000. Sheshukov tanked a bit but then released.
"Expensive bluff," Dietrich Fast said, providing commentary from Sheshukov's right.
Julien Martini found himself down to 9,000 and was in the process of getting a triple after putting his chips in with , which wound up best on a board of against the players in the blinds.
On the following hand, Vladimir Andjelic opened to 22,000 and Martini three-be tall in for 37,000 in the hijack. Action made its way back to Andjelic and he called.
It appeared as if the triple would be short-lived for Martini but the flop changed the landscape for him. The turn came to give Andjelic the nut flush draw, quadrupling his outs in the meantime, but he would not fill up on the river . Martini's tens remained best and he scored the double, regaining fold equity on his way back to nearly a 10 big-blind stack in the process.