Before the break, two big hands developed.
In the first, Jonathan Poche raised to 9,500 from middle position and received a call from La Sengphet. Poche proceeded to bet 14,500 on the flop and 27,500 on the turn, both of which Senghet called. Both players then checked the river and Poche showed for a rivered pair of eights. It was good as Sengphet mucked, dropping to 260,000 in the process. Meanwhile, Poche is up to 460,000.
In the second big hand, the flop came down and Drazen Ilich checked from the big blind to his sole opponent, Jim Anderson, who bet 13,500. Ilich responded with a check-raise to 31,000, Anderson called, and the hit the river. Ilich thought for a bit before moving all in. Anderson snap-called for his remaining 74,500 and discovered he was ahead.
Anderson held trips but needed to dodge a king and heart on the river in order to double, which is what he did when the peeled off. Ilich dropped to 120,000 on the hand while Anderson doubled to 235,000.