Kannapong Thanarattrakul moved all-in for 80,000 and Bryn Kenney asked for a count before he isolated with a shove for 214,000. That forced out the blinds and the cards were tabled.
The runout kept the Thai in contention.
Soon after that on the same table, Justin Bonomo jammed a short stack of just 67,000 and Talal Shakerchi went over the top out of the small blind to isolate as well.
"That was a little bit too fast," Bonomo said with a smile and revealed his
Shakerchi was ahead with the and that remained to be the case throughout the board.
Thanarattrakul was then eliminated by Steve O'Dwyer when his for a flopped flush draw versus O'Dwyer's for two pair went in after the flop. The turn gave Thanarattrakul a gutshot on top but the river was a blank.
One table over, Isaac Haxton doubled his short stack with as Juan Pardo and his shove with the out of the small blind didn't get there on the runout.
The field was reduced to the final three tables and they will now redraw to their new seat assignments.
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David Yan had raised to 17,000 and Daniel Dvoress called. Jean-Noel Thorel shipped it in for 163,000 and Yan called for most of his stack. Dvoress then pushed all-in over the top and Yan called for 201,000.
The flop gave Dvoress the top set while Thorel had the nut flush draw. Somehow, Yan pulled a rabbit out of the hat with the turn and river as he improved to a straight.
"With a big smile on the face, the New Zealander joked "don't report that".
In a three-bet pot to the flop, Talal Shakerchi came along in the hijack after Kannapong Thanarattrakul had reraised to 47,000. Shakerchi opted to check and Thanarattrakul continued for 30,000, earning a call from the Brit.
The same action repeated on the turn for 80,000 and the river was checked once more by Shakerchi. Thanarattrakul bet 75,000 only for Shakerchi to move all-in and force out the Thai.