|Prize Pool||427,500 AUD|
|Blinds||15,000 / 30,000|
From the small blind, Paul Ward moved all in for what looked like 80,000 chips. Frank Williams peeked at his cards and then called with the players heading into the following showdown:
The door card was a great one for Ward with the , pairing his king. It was followed by the , but the on the turn gave Williams a straight. Ward needed to pair his hole cards to avoid elimination, however the river was a blank for the Aussie.
The remaining 10 players are now united for the unofficial final table.
Piyush Gupta called a Karib Yustinus preflop raise in position on the button.
He called another 26,000-chip bet on the flop. But when Yustinus checked the turn, Gupta led for 37,000.
Yustinus check-raised to 87,000 and Gupta slowly called. On the river, Yustinus led right out for 140,000, putting Gupta to a decision for all his chips.
After four minutes in the tank, he folded.
The action folded to Frank Williams and he raised to 24,000 from the small blind. Karib Yustinus called in the big blind and they headed to the flop of . Williams continued for 31,000 and Yustinus made the call to see the appear on the turn. Williams took his time before announcing all in and Yustinus asked for a count.
The dealer did his duty and the shove was for a total of 207,000. Yustinus had just about double of that left and mucked eventually.
Mufit Bechim shoved twice with no callers, but the third time he tried, Alex Grocott looked him up with the .
Bechim had the dominated , but found no joy on the run out, saying goodbye 12th.
Four players are in the red zone of ten big blinds or slightly more and their chip counts can be found below. Mufit Bechim raised to 25,000 from the button and then folded to the shove of Alex Grocott out of the small blind.
The remaining players are on a 15-minute break.
In the very last hand of the level over on table 34, Karib Yustinus raised and Michael Bouskila defended his big blind. The flop came and Bouskila check-raised big by investing 100,000 already. Yustinus shoved and Bouskila called it off:
Neither the turn nor the river changed anything whatsoever and Bouskila headed to the payout desk, sending his stack of 167,000 over to Yustinus.