Govert Metaal, who is fresh off a EPT Barcelona side event win, just told us Ilya Ermakov is tearing up table 33. The Russian is having a blast with 71,000 chips in front of him after he just busted Noah Schwartz.
After David Benyamine limped Schwartz decided to shove for his last 1,775 chips. The action got folded to Ermakov who called from the big blind, Benyamine also made the call.
Before the flop brought out Ermakov and Benyamine decided to check. After the turn brought out the Ermakov threw out 1,500 and got heads up with Schwartz.
"I've got a gut shot," said Schwartz who headed for the exit when the river turned out to be a blank. Ermakov is among the chip leaders but McDonald is also doing very well. Benyamine is in a tough spot with McDonald directly to his left. Clemencon must not feel too good about Ermakov, who's been winning a ton of pots, directly to his left. Metaal is sitting quietly in the middle waiting for his moment to double up.