In a battle of the blinds, Valentin Messina opened to 75,000 from the small blind and Robin Ylitalo called out of the big blind while enjoying a massage. On the flop, Messina continued for 65,000 and was called before the Frenchman checked the on the turn.
Ylitalo bet 135,000 and the Frenchman carefully counted his stack before making the call. The river paired and the board and Messina checked for the second time in a row. Ylitalo moved all in and was snap-called by Messina, who flashed over his . The EPT10 London champion was caught bluffing with and dropped down to less than five big blinds for the next level.