Ryan Hefter was spotted leaving the tournament area and a quick look over on table 83 confirmed that he had been eliminated. According to other players at the table, Hefter was short and his ace-eight failed to get there against the ace-king of Sasa Stancic.
The latter raised to 11,000 soon after and Jakob Miegel shoved for 49,000. Stancic eventually called with the and Miegel flipped over , the German also expressed his surprise that Stancic had not snap-called.
Miegel got a sweat on the flop, and while the turn was a blank, he got there thanks to the river.
One table over, James Akenhead raised to 11,500 and called the shove of short stack James Hoeppner in the cutoff.
The board of locked up the double for Hoeppner by the turn already and Akenhead lost some of the chips he had just gained in the own previous double up.