Sudden drama, and sudden death for the start-of-day chip leader after a brief but violent clash blind on blind with Igor Kurganov. Kurganov picked up in the small blind, raising to 550,000. Over to Luke Reeves, who, with a pocket pair of his own – – thought for a while before moving all in for his full 5,735,000 stack. He was snapped, and in trouble. The flop brought a taste of a flush draw – , and the turn another club – – but the river sealed his fate and left the five remaining players in the money, guaranteed at least $75,000.