The pot that did the damage to Matthias Eibinger saw him three-bet Artur Martirosyan preflop to 80,000 with , Martirosyan calling out of position. On a flop, Martirosyan called Eibinger’s continuation bet of 36,000 having flopped top pair with . He check-called 120,000 on the turn, too, then checked once more on the river. Eibinger, utterly still behind reflective shades while pondering his decisions, now put all but a single 1,000-denomination chip across the line with his ace-high, a bet of 165,000. Martirosyan was not to be dislodged and Eibinger was left with 1/8 of a big blind.
Though he made a small comeback (to 12,000) this was soon forced all-in on the big blind (with ). Seth Davies called under the gun with and Stephen Chidwick made up the small blind with .
Chidwick flopped trips with . No bet here; Chidwick check-called Davies’ bet of 15,000 on the turn, however, and improved from a full house to quads with the river. Chidwick checked his four queens, and Davies, with queens full of tens, bet 40,000. Chidwick pondered though a timebank, then set Davies in – for around 400,000; Davies found the fold.