If the rain were raises, coming from Igor Kurganov (in the main) and Kahle Burns secondarily. With a hefty pay jump, Preben Stokkan’s very short stack has been in the sights of everyone else, including Ben Heath, who has under eight big blinds himself. Forced all in with the by his stack (540,000 at time of shoving), Stokkan received a little breathing room, though not much, when Igor Kurganov gave him a preflop spin with . Stokkan hit a flush, and play continues four-handed with a huge chip discrepancy.
Heath, too, received a double through at the hands of Kurganov ( holding vs. ).