Within two hands, the stack of Jeraint "JJ" Hazan has melted. First he defended his big blind against a raise of Jesus Gracia for 60,000 and Petrit Papushi had also called in the small blind. On a flop of , Hazan check-raised all in and Gracia called off for looked like 325,000 after having made a continuation bet.
Neither the turn nor the river changed anything and the Spaniard doubled up, leaving "JJ" with less than a million.
The next hand Hazan and Lucio Pacifico saw a flop of in a battle of the blinds and Hazan check-called a bet of 80,000. On the turn, "JJ" check-raised all in and Pacifico tank-called after having fired a second barrel worth 160,000.
Only a king would save Hazan, but it wasn't meant to be with the river. Now a short break is in order and then the redraw for the final table takes place.