Dongze Hao faced a button raise to 100,000 by Joshua Boulton and the call of Kully Sidhu in the small blind. He three-bet to 450,000 in the big blind and Boulton took one minute before calling, Sidhu quickly released his cards into the muck.
The flop came and Hao opted to check. Boulton then bet 120,000 and the check-shove by Hao followed within some ten seconds. Almost instantly, Boulton sighed and asked for a count.
The shove by Hao was for 1,495,000 and Boulton mulled over it for a minute to then make the call. There was no showdown yet as they waited for the other table to finish and Hao already admitted that he was behind as Boulton's cards were briefly exposed.
The on the turn sealed Hao's fate and the river became a mere formality. All nine remaining players will now take a short break before redrawing to the final table.