Joakim Andersson made it 400,000 to go from under the gun and Marus Gierse then three-bet to 2,068,676 with exactly 300,000 behind. Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall four-bet jammed for more than 3.8 million and Gierse eventually called it off after using several emojis.
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall:
The first emoji Gierse right before revealing the cards was "my last hand" and that indeed came true when he missed entirely on the board. Gierse finishes in 10th place and takes home $116,778, which wraps up Day 1.
All remaining nine players are now on break until the live-streamed final table on Tuesday, December 15th. The chip counts of the finalists and a recap of today's action are to follow.