Alexandar Denishev Eliminated in 10th Place (€15,513)
Alexandar Denishev was playing quite conservatively on the feature table when compared to his earlier play in the day. Some of this may be due to the fact that he would have won the WSOP Circuit King's Casino Player of the Year Award - along with a free ticket to the $10,000 buy-in WSOP National Championship just by finishing in seventh place or better.
Unfortunately for Denishev, Lady Luck was not on his side. In a hand against Dragoslav Timarac, Denishev opened under-the-gun to 100,000 with and was three bet by his opponent who held to 235,000. Denishev seemed to be thinking about whether to shove or just call, and opted for the former by going all-in for 1,055,000. Timarac, who has been taking his time with much smaller decisions than this one, tanked for a few minutes before calling the shove.
If Denishev opted to just call, he probably could have gotten away from the hand after the flop of with the one over-card to his preflop pair. As things turned out, Timarac flopped a set, and was able to hold after Denishev's hand didn't improve when the hit the turn and the hit the river.
Meanwhile, Timarac is now getting closer to the chip-leaders and is well above the average stack after being fairly low just a blind level ago.