The hand after he doubled Elias Fisz, Natoptanyi defended his big blind against the 800,000 raise from Alan Goasdoue in the cutoff.
Having only 500,000 chips behind, Natoptanyi decided to go all in on the flop of . Goasdoue snap called and the hands were shown down.
Goasdoue flopped top pair, while Natoptanyi only had a gutshot straight draw. The turn brought that draw to completion, however, and Natoptanyi shot in the lead. Netoptanyi faded the redraw of Goasdoue on the river , and stayed alive in the tournament.
Oleksii Natoptanyi opened from the cutoff to 800,000. The action folded to Alan Goasdoue, who defended his big blind. was the flop, which Goasdoue checked. Natoptanyi continuation-bet for 800,000 and Goasdoue called.
The turn changed the flow of play, as Goasdoue now led out for the same 800,000. This time, Natoptanyi was the one to call.
was the river, and once more the bet was 800,000 from Goasdoue. The fourth use of this bet size in the hand proved to be too much for Natoptanyi, who passed his cards to the dealer face down.
Jean-Luc Labryga opened from the hijack position to 700,000. Thibault Reverdito was in the big blind and defended with 2,125,000 in chips behind.
The flop saw Labryga bet 1,200,000 after Reverdito checked. Not long after, Reverdito announced ''all-in'' for the rest of his chips. Labryga was notably unhappy, looked to the sky, and agonizingly threw his hands in the air several times. After a minute or so, he decided he could not fold, and made the call.
Reverdito was in great shape to double up with his flopped top pair, as long as he avoided an ace or a runner-runner in the runout.
The turn came , which gave Labryga a gutshot to Broadway. The river disgusted Reverdito, while Labryga cheered audibly, as it brought in said gutshot.
A runner-runner straight for Labryga to bust Reverdito as the first player today, raising his tally to four knockouts in a row since the last ten players.
The action folded to short stack Alan Goasdoue, who raised his button to 600,000. Chipleader Jean-Luc Labryga looked him up with a call in the big blind.
Goasdoue put out a minimum bet of 300,000 on after Labryga checked to him. Labryga quickly called and the two were off to the next street. On the turn Labryga checked again, and Goasdoue tripled his sizing to 900,000 this time. Once more, Labryga obliged with a call.
The river rolled off, and Labryga almost instantly announced he was all in, covering Goasdoue multiple times over. Goasdoue did not take much time to make the call for his tournament life.
Both players turned trips, but Goasdoue's kicker played, thus securing the double-up for him.