|Blinds||75,000 / 150,000|
Mikita Badziakouski limped the first to act and Steve O'Dwyer called in the small blind with , Manig Loeser checked the in the big blind. On the flop, O'Dwyer was the only player to check-call a bet of 65,000 by Badziakouski with his middle pair.
On the turn, O'Dwyer checked again and Badziakouski bet 185,000, which O'Dwyer called. The appeared on the river, both players checked and Badziakouski claimed the pot before all remaining eight players headed into a 15-minute break.
Peter Jetten raised to 100,000 with and Rui Cao came along from the small blind with , Wai Leong Chan filled up from the big blind with . The flop, the blinds checked to Jetten and his bet of 100,000 was called by Cao only.
The turn gave Jetten top two pair and Cao checked to him, prompting the Canadian to bet 300,000 and force a quick fold.
Mikita Badziakouski opened to 110,000 with the and Steffen Sontheimer called with in the hijack, Jetten defended in the big blind with . Jetten took the lead on the flop, however, all three players checked. There was no action on the turn either, and the river gave Sontheimer a set.
Jetten and Badziakouski checked, and the start-of-the-day chip leader made it 285,000 to go. Jetten folded and so did Badziakouski.
The next three-way flop saw a flop of and Steffen Sontheimer checked in the big blind while Rui Cao bet 180,000 from under the gun with the for two pair. Peter Jetten in the hijack called with the for top pair, Sontheimer folded.
There was no betting action on the turn and Cao bet the river for 350,000. Jetten called and Cao claimed the pot with his two pair.
Wai Leong Chan raised it up to 110,000 with the and Cao defended the . The flop was check-called by Cao for 105,000 and the on the turn was checked through. On the river, Cao checked once more and Leong's bet of 250,000
Steffen Sontheimer raised to 110,000 with the and Ivan Leow in the hijack called with the , Manig Loeser called with in the big blind. On the flop, Loeser picked up the nut flush draw and checked, while Sontheimer continued for 240,000.
Leow folded and Loeser called to see the turn. Loeser checked once more and Sontheimer checked behind. There was no betting action on the river and Loeser raked in the pot to somewhat close the gap at the top of the leader boad.
Wai Leong Chan with and Rui Cao with got through with jams to rake in the blinds and antes.
Mikita Badziakouski then raised to 105,000 with the and Manig Loeser defended the . On the flop, both players checked. Loeser bet the turn for 75,000 and Badziakouski called.
The came on the river and Loeser checked his top pair, prompting Badziakouski to bet 325,000. That ended up the hand right there, as Loeser folded the best hand.
Wai Leong Chan raised to 110,000 from the hijack with the and Manig Loeser called with the . The duo checked the flop and Loeser's bet of 140,000 on the turn won the pot uncontested.
Ivan Leow opened to 110,000 with and Loeser came along from the button with , Steffen Sontheimer defended the in the big blind. The flop was checked by all three players and the turn paired the board. It was Leow that bet 185,000 into 395,000 and he was hiding his face with his hoodie
Manig Loeser raised it up with the and Wai Leong Chan called in the big blind with . On the flop, Chan check-folded to a bet of 65,000 by Loeser.
Soon after, when the blinds went up, Rui Cao raised with the and Peter Jetten called with the . A bet of 70,000 on the flop did the trick for Cao.
Manig Loeser opened to 85,000 with the in the hijjack and Dietrich Fast in the small blind moved all in for 230,000 with . Rui Cao clicked it back to 390,000 from the big blind with and Loeser went all in over the top for 1,550,000. Cao let go after using a time bank extension and Fast was in need or a miracle in the showdown against the defending champion.
On the flop, Fast picked up a gutshot, but the turn and river were both blanks to eliminate Fast in 9th place for HKD1,956,000 ($249,165).