Hand #79: Andre Akkari opened to 1.1 million under the gun with and got flatted by big blind Lachezar Petkov with . Petkov checked after flopping top set on . Akkari fired in 900,000 and Petkov continued to keep the pot on the small side with a call. Both checked when a hit, bringing an .
Petkov checked and Akkari waved the white flag.
Hand #80: Brian Kaufman opened for 1,050,000 with in the cutoff. Akkari put in the requisite calling chips with in the big blind. Akkari paired when hit, keeping his lead. Check-check and a hit. Akkari checked again and Kaufman wanted to see another free one: . Akkari checked a third time and Kaufman put in 1.3 million, winning the pot when Akkari folded.
Hand #81: Petkov raised all in on the button with and swept up the blinds and antes.
Hand #82: Petkov came in raising with 1.1 million in the cutoff with . Akkari was dealt on the button and three-bet to 2,775,000. Petkov considered things and mucked.
Hand #83: Akkari opened to 1.1 million in the cutoff with . Raffaele Sorrentino shoved all in with for 7.1 million in the big blind.
The kept things clean for Akkari. A turn did nothing for the Italian. However, the popped off the deck to give Sorrentino the double and keep him live for a second PokerStars Championship title.