Georgios Karakousis opened for 100,000 from early position with the only to have Kully Sidhu three-bet all in for 435,000 from the cutoff holding the . The button and both blinds folded, and Karakousis opted to make the call.
According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Sidhu had a 63.16% of surviving the hand while Karakousis would score the elimination 36.40% of the time. The flop was disaster for Sidhu as Karakousis paired his jack and became a 67.88% favorite. The turn was of no consequence, and that meant Sidhu needed to find one of his nine outs headed to the river, which would happened 20.45% of the time. The dealer burned and put out the .
Sidhu missed and became the first elimination of the day.