Stephen Chidwick had just stole the blinds and antes with a raise, and the next hand he opened again. This time he made it 525,000, with about the same behind. The message was clear, Chidwick played for it all, he wasn't going to fold.
Action folded to Ismail Erkenov in the big blind, and the Russian announced all in. Chidwick called instantly.
Chidwick was dominated, and wouldn't make a miraculous escape like Mercier had just done: .
"Hop! Hop! Hop!" cheered Erkenov with his rail. "Have fun" said Chidwick to no one in particular.
Chidwick out in seventh, the remaining six players are guaranteed €168,600 now.