Martin Finger raised to 80,000 under the gun plus one and Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 190,000 from the hijack. Finger made the call creating heads up action.
The flop brought and Finger check-called 155,000.
On the turn the hit and Finger checked again only to see Vogelsang bet 350,000. Finger tanked again but eventually called.
The river brought the and Finger checked a third time. Vogelsang immediately grabbed two big stacks of red chips and bet a cool million. Finger looked very frustrated but eventually he tossed in the call.
"Good call," Vogelsang sighed and he opted not to show his cards. This mean that Finger also got away with mucking and we did not get to see the cards in this huge pot. Play with nine continues as Finger is now the chip leader.
In one early hand over at the unofficial final table of nine, there was a board reading when Johannes Strassmann fired out 360,000 and Bill Perkins snap-called. Strassmann tabled the for a flush, but it was no good as Perkins held a bigger straight with the . It appears Strassmann was fortunate the board paired on the river.
Just three hands after Christoph Vogelsang took a big pot off Ole Schemion, the two Germans collided once again.
It began when action folded to Vogelsang on the button and he raised to 90,000. Patrik Antonius folded the small blind, and Schemion thought for about 40 seconds before moving all in for 925,000. Vogelsang leaned back in his chair and hit the tank for a brief spell.
"Call," Vogelsang eventually whispered. Schemion confidently tabled the , and he was well out in front of Vogelsang's . In fact, according to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Schemion had a 71.11% chance of surviving the hand while Vogelsang would come from behind just 28.59%.
Much to Schemion's dismay, this was one of those times as the flop paired Vogelsang's ace. A clearly frustrated Schemion slapped the table to say, "Good game," and began to get out of his seat. The dealer burned and turned the , which prompted Schemion to begin removing his microphone. When the completed the board on the river, he handed the sound equipment to the TV crew and made a beeline out the door.
Schemion's elimination leaves just nine players, which means they'll combine to one table. We'll have that draw and updated counts for you in a few minutes.
Christoph Vogelsang opened for 80,000 under the gun and received calls from Ole Schemion and Timothy Adams, who were on the button and big blind respectively. Two checks on the flop saw Schemion bet 140,000, Adams fold and Vogelsang call.
Vogelsang proceeded to check-call a bet of 260,000 on the turn and then both players checked the river. Vigelsang was first to show and tabled the , and it was good as Schemion mucked.