Paul Volpe opened for 5,000 in middle position and cleared the field all the way to Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind. The Russian made the call and then check-called a bet on the flop. Both players then checked the turn and Zaichenko led out for 5,000 on the river. Volpe called but mucked when Zaichenko rolled over the for trips.
In the very next hand, Nacho Barbero raised to 5,000 from middle position and received calls from Zaichenko and Doyle Brunson, who were in the small and big blind respectively. When the flop fell , Zaichenko bet, Brunson raised and Barbero got out of the way. Zaichenko made the call and then checked the turn.
Brunson bet, Zaichenko woke up with a check-raise to 10,000 and Brunson made the call. Zaichenko then led out on the river and seemed a little unsettled when Brunson raised. The Russian made the call nonetheless and was left shaking his head when Brunson rolled over the for a rivered two pair. Zaichenko showed the and then sent his hand to the muck.