Anatolii Zyrin opted for a change of pace and raised to 625,000 on the button, which Brett Apter called. Apter check-called 425,000 on the flop before both players checked the turn.
The river was the and Apter checked a third time. Zyrin fired a shell worth 850,000 and Apter contemplated for a long time. He tried to figure out what Zyrin had and ultimately called it off, but likely didn't suspect the Zyrin was about to show him. The two pair was good and Apter slipped below twenty bigs.
Anatolii Zyrin called on the button, Brett Apter made it 1,400,000, more than four times the big blind, and Zyrin responded by shoving all in. Apter had about a quarter of his stack in the middle already and gave it ample thought. After nearly two minutes, he decided to lay it down and leave it to his Russian adversary.
In the next hand, another pot without preflop raise, it got checked to the turn on . Zyrin bet 375,000 and Apter called.
The river was the and Zyrin check-folded to a 1,600,000 bet from Apter. Apter rail's erupted in a cheer and not for the first time today, Zyrin cheered along with Apter's rail and gave them a thumbs up to keep the good vibe in the room going.
Both Brett Apter and Anatolii Zyrin are playing at a rapid pace, and the first few minutes of the heads-up saw quite a few pots being played out with both players opting for a limping strategy. First, it was Apter who limped in, Zyrin who made it 700,000, then Apter who shoved and Zyrin who snap-folded.
Apter took down another hand when he bet 250,000 on an flop and 1,350,000 on the the. The turn overbet worked as Zyrin gave it up.
Another pot went to Apter when he bet 550,000 on an flop, called by Zyrin. The turn went check/check and Zyrin folded to a 650,000 river bet. Apter then dragged another small one with ace-high on showdown to rise to 7.3 million.
Tommy Nguyen opened to 500,000 on the button, and Anatolii Zyrin, in the big blind, called.
The dealer fanned a flop of , and Zyrin check-called a bet of 500,000 from Nguyen.
The turn was the and Zyrin check-called another bet of 700,000 from Nguyen.
The completed the board. This time, Zyrin led out with a bet of 575,000, and Nguyen responded by moving all in for 7,200,000. Zyrin snap-called with his last 7,175,000. Nguyen tabled for two pair but that wasn't good enough as Zyrin showed for a set of fives to win the pot, while Nguyen was left with a 25,000 chip.
The very next hand, Brett Apter limped on the button, along with Zyrin from the small blind. Nguyen was all in for his last chip.
The flop came and Zyrin and Apter checked it through to the turn. Zyrin fired 250,000 and Apter folded. Zyrin and Nguyen tabled their cards.
The completed the board and that was it for Nguyen, eliminated from the tournament.