Despite starting three handed play as the short stack, Justin Pechie has been extremely aggressive, and has taken the chip lead after a few big pots. First Mathieu Jacqmin raised on the button, and both Eberle and Pechie called, creating one of the first family pots of the day. The flop came out , and Jacqmin bet after Eberle and Pechie checked. Eberle called, but Pechie raised. Jacqmin folded, and Eberle called. The turn came the , and Eberle checked to Pechie, who bet. Eberle mixed it up, as he was the one raising this time. Pechie called, and both players checked the river, the . Eberle showed for just ace high, and Pechie showed for a pair of jacks.
On the next hand, Pechie put in two bets, and Jacqmin put in a third bet. Pechie called, and the flop came out . Jacqmin bet out, and Pechie called. The turn came the , and again Pechie called. The river brought the , and Jacqmin bet out a third time. Pechie called once again, and Jacqmin showed for just ace high. Pechie showed for top pair, and he took a lead in the three handed battle.