A dramatic end to a hand just now could have seen an end to this tournament as a whole. Starting with a button raise from Igor Kurganov with , called by Kahle Burns with , the flop elicited no bets, but the turn brought a bet from Burns worth 725,000. Kurganov made the call.
The river: . Burns considered for nearly a minute before announcing that he was all-in (a bet of around 8,000,000) with jack high. It was little surprise that Kurganov now took his time over this decision. Burns, impassive, waited him out and when Kurganov game him credit and folded, picked up the pot.