Zachary Grech opened to 160,000 in the hijack and was three-bet to 275,000 by Korey Payne in the cutoff. Dale Eberle cold-called in the small blind and then Grech called as well. The three saw a flop of and Grech checked. Payne bet 150,000 and was immediately check-raised to 800,000 by Eberle.
Action was then back on Grech and he thought for a long while before check-three-bet-shoving over the top. Payne called and Eberle announced a fold, showing face up.
Payne's set of queens was ahead but Grech's top pair and flush draw still had a chance. The turn was of no help to him, and the river that came behind was much of the same, failing to complete his draw to eliminate him in 10th place.
On the other table at the same time, Satoshi Tanaka opened to 180,000 in the hijack and received calls from both Salim Admon in the small blind and David Poces in the big blind. The three saw a flop of and action checked to Tanaka, who bet 225,000 and received two calls.
Three-way action continued to the turn and both blinds checked again. Tanaka shoved and Admon quickly folded, sending Poces into the tank for several minutes before finding a fold as well.