Just a few minutes of level 19 had passed before we hand the first exit of the final level of Day 3. Stefan Vagner was all-in for 143,000 with and was in bad shape against Ihar Soika's . He got some help but not enough on the board and is out.
Right before the break Eugene Katchalov lost a huge pot with ace seven to ace king on an ace high board. That set him back to around 100,000 and that amount he just shoved to the middle. It was 107,000 to be exact and he made his move from the under the gun plus two position.
Action folded to Lasell King in the small blind who announced to be all in as well. Norwegian Morten Klein in the big blind had the decision for his 345,000 stack and folded after some minutes of thinking.
King, who won the Poker EM CAPT in Baden last October for €92,035, tabled which was superior to Katchalov's . The board couldn't help Katchalov and he exited in 71st place, the first one in the new pay out level of €13,200.
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Ori Hasson had just successfully 5-Bet shoved all in to get a fold and showed the table his . The next hand he called an all-in from PokerStars player Piotr Robert Pietrzak. Hasson had against the of Pietrzak. The flop was putting a smile on Pietrzak’s lips. The turn was the and Hasson rather mysteriously called for “Another one.” River and Pietrzak could sit back down again with his double up.
Walid Bou Habib, who began the day as chip leader, opened the button to 15,000 and saw Vit Blachut three bet from the small blind to 31,000. The big blind quickly folded but Bou Habib wanted to see a flop and paid the additional 16,000.
Blachut made a 25,000 continuation bet on but was soon met by a raise from Bou Habib. The Lebanese EPT Deauville runner up made it 68,000 and after some thinking Blachut made the call. The fell on the turn and Blachut checked to Bou Habib. He thought for a little while before announcing all in. The call from Blachut couldn't have been faster.
Blachut showed up with . Bou Habib was drawing dead with his flopped top two; . The on the river didn't change a thing and Bou Habib was out just like that.