Table eight already provides some early action and Hassan Bittar is involved as usual. The first hand saw a three-way pot of 3,500 to the flop of that was checked through. Toufic Saliba then bet 1,250 on the turn and was called by Khalil Tawil whereas Aristidis Theodoridis folded.
The river was checked through and the of Khalil were no good, as Saliba had spiked a straight with .
One hand later, Bittar raised to 500 in a "friendly hand" and half of the table laughed. Saliba called out of the blinds and check-raised the flop from 700 to 2,100. "You know, I want to raise you but I just call," Bittar said. Both the turn and brought no further action and Saliba won the pot with , Bittar only had top pair.