Hand #21: Artur Rudziankov raised to 125,000 from the hijack, and Arman Zolnoorian called in the big blind. The flop came , and Zolnoorian checked. Rudziankov continued for 100,000 and won the pot.
Hand #22: Martin Kabrhel raised to 105,000, and the action folded to John Esposito in the big blind. "Before I look at my cards, I have one question. Does the hippo play?" Esposito asked, referring to the card protector. Kabrhel showed no reaction, and Esposito folded.
After the hand was over, Kabrhel asked, "Do you like my hippo?" and Esposito replied, "Can I see it?" An instant, "No," came as the reaction from Kabrhel.
Hand #23: Mario Prats made it 115,000 to go from the button, and Christian Rudolph called in the big blind. On a flop of , Rudolph checked, and Prats won the pot with a bet of 125,000.
Hand #24: Zolnoorian raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.