Three big hands have recently gone down, all at the same time. The first and largest pot took the longest to play out, with the other two hands happening right in the middle, so we'll start with those first.
The UK's Alex Lindop opened the action with a raise to 18,000 from middle position, with Dicky Tsang making the call before Edwin Gerard moved all-in for 71,000. Lindop reraised to isolate and Tsang took the hint and folded.
Gerard was the at-risk player, but the was a good one for his pocket tens and he doubled to ~160,000.
Zong-Ping Yang finally arrived, and immediately doubled through Chen An Lin in a battle of the blinds, with Yang (small blind) shoving and Lin looking him up with . The runout saw Lin hit a pair, but not one big enough to crack Yang's ladies and the latter stacked up to 142,000 while Lin is left with a little over 2 big blinds.
The biggest hand that played out involved Ling He and Chou Chien Fa, who has not got the start he wanted to his Day 3. It was Fa the man driving the action with a raise to 18,000 from the cutoff, with He (button) and big blind Kun Han Lee both making the call.
Lee checked the flop over to Fa, who continuation bet 15,000, which both opponents called. The turn saw Lee check again and Fa cut out some more chips, firing a slightly larger 58,000 second barrel. Action was on He and he announced 'raise' after some time thinking it over, pushing 135,000 into the centre of the table with shaky hands.
Lee folded and action was back on Fa, who tanked for an ice age before finally calling. The river saw Fa tank once more, before choosing to check and He pulled the trigger and moved all-in for 233,000. After asking for a count, Fa chewed it over for a little longer before giving it up, leaving He to rake in a chunky pot.