The action started with a raise to 180,000 from under the gun by Yi Ye and Boris Kitov elected to call in the big blind. On a flop, Kitov checked and Ye made it 140,000 to go. Kitov check-raised to 325,000 and that sent Ye into the think tank. He riffled his chips for more than a minute and splashed in a reraise to 640,000 eventually.
Now it was Kitov that needed time for the next move and he had some 1,070,000 behind after his raise. Ye called the clock on him after two minutes and before a countdown was given, Kitov moved all in, the snap-call of Ye followed.
The turn and river let the kicker play in favor of Ye and Kitov was eliminated in 8th place for RUB1,183,700. All remaining seven players then agreed on a short break with 66 minutes left in the level.