It seems near impossible to finish the tournament tonight still, and all remaining players were given three different options for Day 2. Play two levels and stop, come back at 12 p.m., play three levels straight without break and come back at 1 p.m. or play four levels with one break in between and come back at 2 p.m.
Since Nathan Manuel has a flight tomorrow, he wanted to play four levels. Ultimately everyone agreed to three levels straight. This means that the winner will be determined on Thursday as of 1 p.m.
Yuriy Boyko pushed all in for 191,000 with the and Jonathan Clark looked him up with . The flop of changed nothing, but start-of-the-day chip leader Boyko turned the to take the lead. A blank on the river locked up the double for the Irishman and Clark lost almost half of his stack.
In the last hand before dinner, Clark raised in the hijack and Nicolas Beker three-bet the button before Boyko four-bet to 105,000 in the big blind. Clark folded and Beker called. On the flop, Boyko continued for 70,000 and received the call before the turn went check, check.
After the river, Boyko moved all in for 226,000 and Beker was sent into the think tank. He eventually called the clock on himself and then said "I think you have nothing at all," having previously also mentioned that he put Boyko on ace-king. With two seconds left, Beker folded and Boyko claimed the pot.
"I had a straight, if you can believe it," Boyko said while leaving the tournament area.
Just before the dinner break, yet another player was eliminated and that unfortunate honor belonged to Valentin Frunze. It was in fact also in unfortunate fashion, after Joe Johnson open-shoved from the small blind and Frunze called all in for 180,000 in the big blind.
The board came and the three on the river improved Johnson to eliminate Frunze in 12th place for £5,200. All remaining players have now £6,280 locked up.
Game over for Robert Willis! He moved all in for 142,000 from early position and Joe Johnson called from one seat over, the rest of the table folded.
"That looks good so far," Willis said as the flop fell before the Irishman fell silent on the turn that saw Johnson pair up. A blank on the river reduced the field to the last 12 and Willis took home £5,200.