Ami Barer was under the gun and he opened the action by raising to 6,000. Konstantin Pogodin called from the hijack and Mike McDonald followed along from the cutoff. Stephane Blouin was on the button and he took a look at his hole cards. He announced a three-bet to 22,500, allowing action to fold back to Barer.
Barer thought for a moment before moving what looked to be 231,000 total past the betting line. Pogodin and McDonald quickly folded, leaving action on Blouin to either call for his tournament life or fold. In the end, Blouin let his cards go and Barer pulled in the pot. He now has about 350,000 in chips.