The remaining players agreed to shorten the 75-minute dinner break by 15 minutes.
Right after, Robert Willis was all in for 59,000 out of the big blind and Vaneltin Frunze looked him up from early position. Willis was at risk with and Frunze had , the board came and Willis paired his queen to stay in.
Valentin Frunze moved all in for 122,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Robert Willis in the small blind, who just called with a few chips more. Frunze showed the and Willis had that dominated with .
The "old dog" from Ireland, like he called himself, had been entertaining the table for the entire day and said "just give me the jack" to the dealer. The flop fell and nothing much changed. On the turn, Frunze improved and Willis let out a very dry "oh fuck sake," before the river bricked.
One hand later, Willis moved all in from the button for his last 26,000 and Frunze called in the big blind without looking at the cards.
"Oh come on, don't beat me with the worst hand," and the flop came . Willis added some table chat, and after the turn changed nothing, the on the river gave Willis the double and the entire table cheered.
Harry Lodge defended his big blind against a button raise by Valentin Frunze and check-called the small blind continuation bet on the flop. On the turn, Lodge checked and Frunze continued for 40,000. Lodge check-raised all in and Frunze called.
Lodge had turned bottom two pair while Frunze had top pair and the flush draw. The river was a blank and the young Brit doubled for 223,000 to leave Frunze short in chips at around 11 big blinds.
The last two tables were barely set when Nathan Manuel opened from under the gun. Mikael Guenni from one seat over moved all in for what looked like 180,000 and the action folded back to Manuel. The American called and Guenni found himself on the wrong end of a cooler.
The board ran out and Guenni, who was all in on the bubble for just five big blinds and survived, was drawing dead on the turn only to river the worse set. For his efforts, Guenni takes home £4,340 and there is now a pay jump, as all remaining players have £5,200 locked up.