Ashly Butler raised to 28,000 and found callers in Zhen Cai on the button and Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind.
The flop came , and Butler fired 42,000 after Zaichenko checked. Cai made the call, and Zaichenko folded. The turn paired the board with the , and Butler kept the lead with 95,000. Cai said he was all in, and Butler folded immediately.
Action started with Ashly Butler who raised to 38,000 from under the gun. He was called by Brian Hacker in the cutoff and John Cernuto in the big blind.
The flop came down and Cernuto checked to Butler, who let with a bet of 68,000. Hacker called which led to a fold from Cernuto. The turn fell the and quickly Butler announced "Pot," which ended up being a bet of 250,000, more than Hacker had left in his stack.
Hacker hit the tank and was in there for nearly five minutes before someone, it's not clear who, called the clock. Hacker toughed over his decision for another 30 seconds before announcing a call and the two men went to show down.
Hack had both flush and straight draws as well as a pair of deuces while Butler held the better hand at the moment with aces and a draw to an ace-seven low.
The river though was the locking up the high for Hacker and the low for Butler. As the dealer chopped the pot, Butler shook his head disappointedly as half of pot was shipped over to Hacker.
Ashly Butler raised to 32,000 on the button, and Zhen Cai came along from the big blind.
Cai check-raised Butler's continuation-bet on the flop to 153,000. Butler made the call. The turn was a , and Cai moved all in. Butler snap-called, showing for a wrap draw that turned into the nut straight.
"We've got outs," Cai said, showing for a set and a flush draw. The river was a , missing Cai's hand and ending his tournament.
Action began with Brian Hacker who opened to 37,000. Mel Judah called before Alexey Makarov squeezed to 144,000 from the small blind. Hacker called but Judah folded, and the two went off to the flop.
The flop came down and after thinking about it for a bit, Makarov moved all in. Hacker looked at his hand to check his cards and announced a call after that.
Hacker had flopped a set and it left Makarov drawing extremely thin. The turn was the ending all matters instantly and that was it for Makarov. The dealer put out the meaningless on the river anyways. With that, the man who began the day as the chip leader was sent to the rail in ninth place.