Action folded to Andrey Pateychuk and the former EPT champ jammed in the small blind to set Sergei Bagirov in. He quickly called and showed , dominating Pateychuk's . The flop had Pateychuk begin counting out a dub — it turned out to be 495,000 — and the turn confirmed he'd be sending it over.
Ivan Zhechev raised to 85,000 from under the gun and action folded to Artem Kobylynskyi in the small blind. Kobylynskyi looked at his cards and decided to shove, Tobias Peters was sitting in the big blind and wanted to see how much Kobylynskyi had. Peters then shoved too for around 600,000. Zhechev quickly scrambled and got out of the hand.
The board ran out for Kobylynskyi's pocket tens to hold and eliminate Peters in 19th place.
Ugo Faggioli raised to 70,000 from under the gun and Guenter Halak shoved from the hijack. Action folded to Evangelos Bechrakis in the big blind who asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Halak had 410,000 in total and Bechrakis called. Faggioli shoved too for almost 2,000,000 and Bechrakis snap-called.
The board ran out for Faggioli's pocket aces to eliminate Halak in 20th place and double up through Bechrakis. The dealer counted out Faggioli's stack and confirmed Bechrakis needed to pay up a total of 1,930,000 which makes Faggioli the new chip leader.
The 19 remaining players have just gone for a 20-minute break.