Victor Teng opened to 45,000 from the cutoff and Kyle Montgomery called on the button before Henry Wang three-bet to 125,000. Teng folded, but Montgomery called as the flop fell and Wang went into the tank for several minutes.
Eventually Wang pushed out a bet of 137,000 and Montgomery called as the rolled off on the turn and Wang again went into the tank for several minutes before moving all in for 511,000.
Montgomery deliberated for a few moments but then eventually mucked his hand to slip to 1.6 million as Wang climbed to 1.1 million in chips.
Just before the break a large pot emerged between Jack Salter and Victor Teng.
It started with Salter raising to 33,000 from middle position. Teng bumped it up to 77,000 from the button as the blinds got out of the way. Salter paused for a moment before four-betting to 179,000. It didn’t take Teng long to reach down for his chips before coming over the top for 336,000. Salter then slid his entire stack into the middle totalling over one million in chips which forced a fold from Teng almost instantly.
The six-bet shove see Salter rise to 1,590,000 in chips as Teng drops down to 1,315,000 in chips.
Although the final table will be televised and played six-handed, the individual pay jumps begin at eighth place, and therefore the final nine have combined to play down to firstly eight and then the final table of six.