As he has been doing quite frequently, Davidi Kitai opened for 13,000 and this time Martin Schleich defended from the big blind. The flop was . Schleich checked and called a bet of 15,000 from Kitai. The turn card was the and now Schleich check called a bet of 28,000. The river card was the . Once more Schleich checked and again Kitai continued betting, now for 22,000. Schleich slid out a tower of chips for a check raise to 106,000. Kitai whipped off his sunglasses in surprise and studied his opponent. Perhaps a minute passed before he decided to make the call. Schleich revealed his nut flush hand and won the pot.
Nikolay Losev and Davidi Kitai seem determined to battle it out in these early stages of the bubble.
Losev opened for 13,000 and from the cut-off Kitai three bet him to 33,000. The blinds folded and the two players saw a flop of . Losev checked and Kitai be 24,000 which Losev called. They saw a turn card which both players checked and then on the river card Losev checked his cards and bet 20,000. Kitai pushed out a tower of T5000 chips for a bet of 100,000. Losev threw his hand away.
A few hands later Kitai, who has been slightly the most active player at the table, opened for 13,000 under-the-gun and Losev defended from the big blind. The saw a flop of . Losev checked and when Kitai bet 16,000 he check raised him to 40,000. Now it was Kitai who threw his hand away.
Kent Lundmark opened for 13,000 and it folded round to Yann Dion in the small blind who moved all in for 54,000. The big blind folded and when Lundmark had got a count he made the call. Dion had against the of Lundmark. The dealer gave them their five community cards . A full house for Dion and a full double up.
They are now on the money bubble in the EPT10 Deauville High Roller where only the top 17 spots pay out. Nikolay Losev has been leading for much of the afternoon, having more than twice the chips of his nearest challenger until Davidi Kitai's recent chip boost. Meanwhile Losev's fellow Russian Alex Kravchenko is also still battling as the lone Team PokerStars Pro remaining. Read more on the PokerStars blog.