Action folded around to Kelly Saxby on the button and she shoved for what looked like about 18,000,000. Paul Hockin re-shoved from the small blind and Rainer Kempe, who was in the big blind, folded.
Hockin had the preflop advantage with the better ace and Saxby needed help from the deck in order to preserve her tournament life. After the board ran out Hockin was still best, so he took the pot to end Saxby's run in this tournament.
With Saxby's elimination, the unofficial final table has been reached. The seat draw will be posted shortly.
Volodymyr Kernytskyi got his stack in before the flop from the small blind against Andrei-Lucian Boghean in the big blind.
Kernytskyi was racing for his tournament life and needed to improve in order to survive. The board ran out and Boghean's pocket pair held up for him to win the pot, ending Kernytskyi's run in this event.
Philippe D'Auteuil raised to 2,500,000 from under the gun, Michael Sklenicka three-bet to 7,500,000 from the button, and D'Auteuil called.
The flop came and D'Auteuil checked. Sklenicka bet 5,500,000 and D'Auteuil called.
The turn brought the and both players checked.
The fell on the river and D'Auteuil checked. Sklenicka bet 18,000,000, and after some consideration, D'Auteuil called. Sklenicka tabled having paired his king on the river, D'Auteuil mucked, and Sklenicka took the pot.