With a substantial pot of about 55,000,000 already brewing and the board reading , Claudio Di Giacomo checked from the big blind and Rainer Kempe bet 31,000,000 from the button. Di Giacomo called.
The river brought the and Di Giacomo checked. After some consideration, Kempe bet 83,500,000. Di Giacomo tanked for about half a minute before he called. Kempe tabled for flopped top two pair, Di Giacomo tossed his cards into the muck, and the dealer pushed the pot Kempe's way.
Claudio Di Giacomo raised to 11,000,000 from the button, Rainer Kempe called from the small blind, and Manuel Martinez jammed from the big blind for 115,500,000. Di Giacomo called to put Martinez at risk and Kempe flashed as he folded.
Di Giacomo had the preflop edge with the better king and Martinez needed to improve in order to preserve his tournament life. After the board ran out Di Giacomo's hand was still best, so he took the pot to end Martinez's deep run in this event.
Rainer Kempe opened to 9,000,000 from under the gun and Paul Hockin jammed from the small blind for what looked like 49,000,000. After brief consideration, Kempe called to put Hockin at risk.
Kempe had the preflop advantage with the better ace and Hockin needed help from the deck to preserve his tournament life. The board ran out and Kempe took the pot with his pair of nines to end Hockin's deep run in this event.
Paul Hockin raised to 9,000,000 from under the gun, Claudio Di Giacomo called from the button, and Manuel Martinez jammed from the big blind for 84,500,000. Hockin called to put Martinez at risk and Di Giacomo folded.
Hockin was way ahead with the better pocket pair and Martinez needed a lot of help from the deck in order to survive. The board ran out and Martinez took the pot with his rivered set of tens to double through Hockin, leaving him with less than 10 big blinds.