Alexander Ziskin opened to 80,000 on the button and Loek van Wely called out of the big blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn.
Van Wely led out for 60,000 and Ziskin quickly made the call. When the paired the board on the river, van Wely fired another 120,000 and Ziskin looked him up. Van Wely turned over for trip tens and Ziskin's cards went to the muck.
Alexander Ziskin raised to 80,000 on the button and both Kevin MacDonald and Loek van Wely called from the blinds. The flop came and the action checked around to the on the turn.
MacDonald led out for 105,000 and van Wely called, while Ziskin laid his hand down. The river brought the , slowing down the action as both players checked. MacDonald tabled for a set of fours and van Wely mucked his cards.
Harrison Gimbel was on the short stack and pushed all in for around 325,000 in the cutoff. Loek van Wely looked down at his cards and instantly made the call.
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When the flop fell , it wasn't looking good for Gimbel to find another double up. The on the turn provided a sweat, but the on the river was not the card he was looking for. Gimbel wished the rest of the table good luck and exited the tournament area in fifth place.
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Alexander Ziskin raised to 80,000 from the cutoff and Kevin MacDonald three-bet shoved from the button for 555,000. The blinds got out of the way and Ziskin called to put MacDonald at risk.
Ziskin had the preflop advantage and MacDonald had to improve in order to survive. He paired his five on the flop to take the lead and further improved to trips on the turn, leaving Ziskin in rough shape. The on the river paired Ziskin's queen, but it wasn't enough, and MacDonald took the pot to double up.