Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov hit the rail on the very first hand of play on a bad beat.
The action folded around to Niklas Astedt in the small blind who shoved his stack. Denislov made the call and players turned over their cards.
Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov:
Denislov had an edge on the hand and appeared set to double after the flop was a safe one for him.
The poker gods had something else in mind with the landing on the turn to pair up Astedt.
Astedt then improved to two-pair after the completed the board on the river and Denislov was ousted in ninth place for $161,097.
Meanwhile, Astedt became the new chip leader the first hand at the final table.
Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov