Hand #74: Kurganov on the button opened for 125,000 with , getting right back into it after losing that big pot. Cates in the big blind made the call with .
and both players checked. The on the turn gave Cates the best hand but again both players checked. The on the river made Cates bet out 185,000. Kurganov instantly folded and Cates took down the small pot.
Hand #75: Paul Phua on the button with opened for 125,000. Cates in the small blind raised it up to 350,000 with . Richard Yong instantly folded. Phua asked for a count, but folded as well nonetheless.
Hand #76: Colman opened under the gun for 140,000 with . Everyone folded and the small pot went to Coleman. That made Coleman the chip leader of the tournament.
Hand #77: Kurganov opened under the gun for 125,000 with . Paul Phua in the hijack with made the call. Colman in the big blind with came along for the ride as well.
Colman flopped best on . Kurganov continuion bet for 190,000 and Phua instantly folded. Colman, having flopped top pair, wasn't so easy to release though. He made the call and the turn brought the to the table. Colman checked again and Kurganov checked behind. The completed the board and Colman checked again. Kurganov checked behind but mucked his ace-king after seeing Colman's queen-nine.