Ihar Soika Eliminated in 9th Place (€75,400)
William Kassouf opened from the hijack to 200,000 and began table chatter with multiple people left to act. Matas Cimbolas reminded Kassouf there were multiple people in the pot, and he temporarily stopped talking.
Ihar Soika thought for more than a minute before he jammed from the cutoff for 940,000 and Kassouf looked to Cimbolas and said, "See what you did?" The action folded back around to Kassouf who continued his chatter.
He tried speculating on Soika's hand, and questioned whether it was something like pocket sevens, pocket eights or ace-jack. Soika, who was wearing headphones and sunglasses, ignored all the chatter and just looked straight in the dealer's direction. Kassouf eventually called and was temporarily behind in the hand.
Soika's odds of winning improved even further after the flop came as he added a nut-flush draw. However, a red queen came on the turn. The completed the board on the river and Soika was eliminated in ninth place for €75,400.
Additionally, the final table changed from "unofficial" to "official" with the field trimmed down to eight players.