We missed the precise action before the flop, but Ole Schemion confirmed our assumption that one of the players had opened under the gun plus one, Andrea Benelli had called on the button and Steven Silverman had done the same from the big blind.
Silverman checked to the initial raiser who checked behind. Benelli bet out 8,000 and Silverman check-raised to 25,000. The initial raiser folded but Benelli made the call.
The fell on the turn and Silverman bet out 36,000. Benelli didn't need much time and called.
The completed the board and Silverman announced all in. Silverman had about 120,000 to push to the middle, a tiny bit more than Benelli who had about 114,500 to play for at this time.
Benelli took his time and at least three minutes past before Jason Duval was tired of it and called for the clock. Instead of the regular one minute, Benelli got at least two minutes from the floor. Benelli used a lot of that time to make his decision, but it was his tournament life at stake of course. Eventually he tossed in a couple of chips to indicate the call.
Silverman showed and Benelli his hand was shown by the dealer; . The Italian player was thus eliminated with just a couple of minutes left in the last level the day. Silverman in the meantime is nearing 400,000.