Bogdan Capitan won the first hand after the break in a battle of the blinds against Craig Varnell and both clashed again right after.
Capitan made it 100,000 to go from the button and Varnell three-bet the pot to 350,000 with 340,000 behind. Capitan gave it some thought and called. On the flop, Varnell instantly moved all in and Capitan took half a minute before making the call.
Varnell was ahead with his pair of queens and flush draw, but Capitan had a gutshot straight draw and some live cards for two pair. The turn and river improved Capitan to a straight and Varnell was eliminated in 16th place for $53,391.