As of now and for the upcoming level, the duration has been shortened to 50 minutes and will then decrease to 40 minutes per level after. At the final table, not much is happening and Patrick Serda has been able to build his stack further.
Serda opened to 200,000 from under the gun and William Kassouf called on the button. The flop fell and both players checked. Serda bet the 300,000 on the turn and that won the pot.
One hand later, Kassouf opened to 250,000 from the cutoff and everyone folded including Serda in the big blind.
It took a few minutes for the action to fold around to Tue Ullerup Hansen, who opened from the cutoff to 160,000. Grzegorz Wyraz folded on the button before Viliyan Petleshkov three-bet jammed all in for more than 2.1 million. William Kassouf quickly folded from the big blind. Ullerup Hansen tanked for a few minutes before he gave up on the hand and gave an uncontested pot to Petleshkov.
Upon the conclusion of the hand, the blind level went up. For the next two blind levels will be 50 minutes in length instead of the previous 60 minutes for all other blind levels. After that, blind levels reduce once again to 40 minutes until a winner is crowned.
William Kassouf raised to 210,000 from early position and Jens Lakemeier glanced over, asked "how much do you play?", then three-bet to 450,000 while Kassouf replied "I could do with another double up". The action folded back to Kassouf and he started the usual table talk.
"Why so small? Induce to ship it? Do you want to play a big pot or a small pot? If you don't say anything, I will shove," Kassouf followed up and moved all in half a minute later. "If you have it, you have it," Kassouf said while Lakemeier quietly tossed in a chip for the call.
"I have the coconuts," Kassouf announced and turned over . Lakemeier only had the and the board ran out . Kassouf doubled for 1,560,000 and was suddenly among the biggest stacks after being at the bottom of the counts for most of the day.
Tue Ullerup Hansen min-raised from under the gun to 160,000 and got calls from Patrick Serda on the button and Paul Leckey in the big blind.
Leckey and Ullerup Hansen checked on the flop before Serda bet 200,000. Leckey called and Ullerup Hansen folded. Leckey checked again when the appeared on the turn before folding to a bet of 375,000 from Serda.
Paul Leckey open-shoved from early position and the action folded to Ihar Soika on the button. He asked for a count, and after Leckey's shove was deemed to be for 665,000, Soika reshoved to isolate successfully.
"Oh wow, nice hand," Leckey said. After the flop and the turn, Leckey stood up from his chair ready to go. The last time he did that, a two-outer on the river had saved him. And it would happen again, as the appeared to let the Brit double.
Patrick Serda opened to 175,000 from under the gun, having started well after the dinner break, and Jens Lakemeier defended the big blind. On the flop, Lakemeier check-called a bet worth 150,000 and the duo then checked the turn. Lakemeier bet the river for 350,000 and Serda folded.
For the second time today, William Kassouf has doubled through Grzegorz Wyraz. The latter opened to 160,000 from the cutoff and Kassouf moved all in. "720 bangers say I have kings," Kassouf added. Wyraz asked for a count and the shove was indeed for 720,000. Wyraz sighed and then said "I can't fold," and tossed in the chips for a call.
The pace since dinner break has slowed down significantly both in terms of the number of hands played and the size of the pots. A lot of talk, but not much action with about half an hour of play with most of the hands being decided before or on the flop.
William Kassouf has talked the past few hands about when he was going to get it all in, and did one time to get to around 900,000. However, very shortly after he was in the big blind and called a raise from the cutoff from chip leader Tue Ullerup Hansen who bet 180,000.
After the flop came , Kassouf checked and his opponent bet 100,000. Kassouf, who was already talking before the bet, continued to do so when the action was on him. Among other things, he asked his opponent, "Is that all?" referring to his bet of slightly more than one big blind.
Kassouf folded, but told the table that he had an ace.
The nine players are back from the break and brought some fresh motivation and great mood.
First, Jens Lakemeier opened to 160,000 and folded to the button-shove of Grzegorz Wyraz. William Kassouf in the big blind instigated the showing of cards and Lakemeier showed , Kassouf had and Wyraz turned over his to cause some more banter at the table.
Next up was the guessing of age, Kassouf mentioned he is turning 35 years old tomorrow and Cimbolas said he was 10 years younger. Lakemeier then chimed in and said he was the youngest with 22 years old. "Sorry to disappoint you, I am also 22," Tue Ullerup Hansen said.
They played some poker, too, but nothing really happened.