There was no hand for hand mode activated and pretty much all tables had several players using their time banks. Eventually, it was Marco Baldini who bowed out and that should have spelled the end for Day 1a. However, the active hands were still running and another massive pot was brewing.
Joao Simao raised to 325,000 and Dominykas Mikolaitis three-bet to 1,440,000 out of the big blind. Simao used more than 60 seconds of his time bank before jamming for more than 10.9 million and Mikolaitis beat him into the pot.
The board ran out and just like that, the above-average stack of Simao vanished into thin air as he departed in 89th place.