With 270,000 already in the middle and the board reading , Hani Mio checked from the big blind and Cyrus Partow bet the pot from under the gun. Mio quickly came back over the top and Partow called to put himself at risk.
Mio was way ahead with the flopped nut straight, and neither the turn nor river was enough to preserve Partow's tournament life.
Cyrus Partow raised and John Monnette defended his big blind, then bet the flop. Partow raised and Monnette called all in for his last 314,000.
The turn improved Monnette to a six-high straight and he even made it a seven-high straight with the river to double.
Meanwhile in the last hand of the level one table over, Michael Kamran bet the turn for 90,000 in the small blind. Johnny Lodden called in the big blind, then Miltiadis Kyriakides counted his stack loudly before moving all in from the cutoff. Both opponents folded and Kyriakides jumped up for joy, saying "biggest bluff of my life."
The recent rise of Ben Lamb was just put to a halt when he lost a big pot to Chris Lee. Lamb opened to 40,000 and Lee defended his big blind. On the flop, Lee checked and Lamb continued for 30,000, which Lee check-raised to 95,000. Lamb called and the duo headed to the turn.
Lee made it 165,000 to go and Lamb called. After the river, both players checked. Lee showed for trip sevens and won the pot.
On a flop of with 240,000 chips already in the middle, Scott Clements bet the pot from the small blind into his lone opponent, Cyrus Partow on the button. Partow went into the tank for nearly a minute before he folded face up and mucked his other two hole cards, and Clements took the pot to put his stack over the 3,000,000-chip mark.
The Nguyen got all 80,000 of his remaining chips in before the flop from middle position against Hani Mio in the big blind.
Nguyen had the preflop advantage but Mio caught up on the flop when he made a flush. However, the on the turn gave Nguyen queens full of sixes, leaving Mio in terrible shape, and after the fell on the river Nguyen took the pot to double up.
Michael Kamran raised to 50,000 from the cutoff. Johnny Lodden was on the button and pushed his entire stack into the middle, but the most he could make it was 180,000, which left him with approximately 80,000 chips behind. The blinds quickly got out of the way and Kamran went into the tank. Ultimately, he folded, and Lodden took the pot.
Hani Mio and Eoghan O'Dea chipped up before the move with O'Dea scoring a double on a double flush draw thatz got there against Aleksei Altshuller. Tommy Le is another player on the rise while Brian Jordan is among the shorter stacks.