Eugene Katchalov hero-called a bet of 45,000 by Vladimir Troyanovskiy on the river with and was good, as Troyanovskiy only had .
Troyanovskiy returned the favor soon after with a bluff catcher on the river and had an ace, Katchalov briefly showed his cards and mucked. Both players laughed before returning to serious business soon after again.
Troyanovskiy scooped a pot with on a board of . The Russian bet the turn and the river was checked through. That pot created a 2-1 lead for him, but this duel is far from over almost two and a half hours after reaching the heads up stage.