There has been a last-gasp burst of action and Vladimir Troyanovskiy and Zhao Hongjun have departed in a flurry of cards and chips.
We caught the action in Troyanovskiy's bust out hand on the turn in a heads up pot between the former and Daniel Dvoress with the board reading with the Russian facing down a 106,000 bet from the Canadian.
Troyanovskiy burned through nearly the entire allotted 30-seconds before shoving for a little under 260,000 but was called instantly by Dvoress – and did not look happy about this at all. When the cards are turned over we can see why.
The Russian was in bad shape, left drawing to the deck’s two remaining jacks, neither of which appeared on the river to send Troyanovskiy to the rail.
While this was happening Zhao Hongjun and Jack Salter became involved in a huge hand that cost the former his tournament life.
We missed all of the action and only arrived in time to catch the aftermath, but Salter was kind enough to recap the action for us before heading off for his dinner.
Pre-flop it was Hongjun who was the aggressor, with Salter calling in position with and hitting gin when the flop came down . Unaware he had walked into a monster Hongjun checked the action over to Salter, who fired for 27,000. The Chinese player sealed his demise after choosing to check raise to 62,000 with Salter craftily smooth calling to set the trap.
Hongjun led out for 95,000 on the turn and Salter smooth-called once again and the river came down a meaningless .
The Chinese player fired out a 100,000 bet, leaving himself 80,000 behind, which he called off when Salter moved all-in, but could only tap the table and stand up to leave when Salter rolled over the stone cold nuts.