Mikita Badziakouski won three pots in a row and then chopped a pot with Timofey Kuznetsov to pull further ahead at the top.
Matthew "Nator" Hyman raised to 160,000 and was called by Badziakouski on the button. The flop was bet for 161,700 by Hyman, who earned a call. He then checked the turn and Badziakouski's bet of 206,700 did the trick.
The hand between Kuznetsov and Badziakouski saw the latter bet the flop for 166,600 and the turn was checked. Kuznetsov bet the river for 623,312 and Badziakouski called with to chop, as Kuznetsov had the equally strong .