On the flop, It was Phil Ivey that bet 125,000 with his and Gabe Patgorski called with the , Dan Cates folded the . After the turn, Patgorski took the betting lead with 325,000 and Ivey called. The river was checked through and Ivey claimed the pot.
Soon after the duo clashed again to see a pot of 1,060,000 emerge to the river. Patgorski bet 600,000 with the and Ivey had a decision with for two pair. Ivey checked his stack carefully
Furkat Rakhimov moved all in for 985,000 and was called by chip leader Gabe Patgorski.
The flop instantly left Rakhimov drawing dead, making the turn and river a formality. Patgorski even improved to quads, while Rakhimov headed to the payout desk to collect HKD$918,000 (~116,939) for his efforts.
A four-way limped pot emerged to the flop and action checked to see the turn. Dan Cates was seemingly preparing a bet with the but checked. Furkat Rakhimov bet 200,000 with the and that forced out Gabe Patgorski with the , while Jason Koon was the only caller with the on the button for a flush draw.
The river improved Koon to a flush and Rakhimov bet 425,000 into a pot of 700,000. Koon raised it up to 1,100,000 and Rakhimov folded instantly.
Jason Koon claimed two pots in a row, the first one with on an ace-high flop with three clubs, before taking from Phil Ivey with ace-king versus king-jack on a queen-high turn.
Then, Koon limped in with the and Ivan Leow did so with the , Gabe Patgorski in the cutoff had the and Ivey checked with the . All players checked the flop and the appeared on the turn.
Koon bet 150,000 and Leow folded, Patgorski called. Ivey then check-raised all in for 1,035,000 and Koon eyed his stack. He then announced the call and Patgorski folded. "I guess you have the eight-six," Koon sighed and he was indeed shown just that. The river changed nothing and Ivey doubled.
Wai Kin Yong moved all in for 615,000 and Alan Sass moved all in over the top for 1,435,000. Chip leader Gabe Patgorski called and put both players at risk.
Wai Kin Yong:
The board came and just like that, the field was reduced to the last six hopefuls and Patgorski way ahead at the top of the counts. Yong as the shorter stack was eliminated in 8th place for HKD$488,000, while Sass took HKD$560,000 for his 7th place finish.
On the flop of , Phil Ivey bet 150,000 into a pot of 425,000 with the and Furkat Rakhimov on the button asked for the stack size of Ivey with his for top pair in a limped pot. Rakhimov elected to fold and Ivey claimed another pot without showdown.
Dan Cates raised to 225,000 with the in late position and Ivan Leow on the button called with the . The flop fell to give Leow a massive straight draw. Both players checked to see the turn and the action went check, check, once more.
After the river, Cates bet 365,000 and Leow folded.