In the final hand of the level, Ben Heath put heads-up opponent Stephen Chidwick to the test with the board reading .
Heath bet 150,000 with just a little more than that in the pot and Chidwick contemplated calling off for less before doing so. Heath showed for a pair of queens, which was enough to beat the pair of jacks of the fellow Brit with .
Aleksejs Ponakovs opened to 20,000 from the hijack and Juan Pardo flat-called on the button, while Ben Heath also came along from the big blind.
Heath checked on the flop of and Ponakovs continued for 25,000. Pardo called and Heath folded. Ponakovs sized up to 65,000 on the turn and Pardo called.
The river completed the board and Ponakovs used a time bank before betting 109,000 with just one 1,000 chip behind. Pardo gave it some thought and called.
Ponakovs tabled for a stone bluff with jack-high and Pardo showed to win the pot with second pair.
The next hand, Ponakovs moved all in for just a tenth of a big blind and Conor Beresford raised to 20,000 from the button. Sean Winter then three-bet to around 500,000, which brought a fold from Beresford.
The board ran out and Ponakovs stayed ahead with queen-high to 14x his stack after picking up the ante.
"I protected you," laughed Winter about his isolation raise.
But the Latvian couldn't spin it up any further and was eliminated shortly after.
Sean Winter and Fedor Holz were battling heads up on the flop, with Holz betting 30,000 on the button before calling a raise from Winter to 80,000.
Winter used a time bank card after the turn before sliding out a bet of 70,000. Holz called to see the river, where both players used time banks before reaching a decision.
Winter announced a bet of 149,000 after using an extra 30 seconds, while Holz made use of three time banks before making the call. Winter revealed for trip eights, enough to take over the chip lead with Holz nodding as he mucked his hand.
Orpen Kisacikoglu was among the new entries to sit down at the start of Level 13 but his presence was short-lived.
In a heads-up pot against Juan Pardo on a board of with most of Kisacikoglu's stack already in the middle, Pardo put out a stack of 25,000 chips to put Kisacikoglu to the test for his tournament life. Kisacikoglu called.
Pardo tabled for a flopped flush and Kisacikoglu showed a no-good top pair with before making his exit.
Conor Beresford, who has dominated Day 2 so far, opened to 10,000 from the cutoff before Sean Winter three-bet to 42,000 in the small blind. Beresford four-bet all-in and Winter snap-called with the effective stack of 234,000.
"This day has gone pretty well for you!" Winter said as he saw he was flipping against Beresford, who he lost heaps to a few hands earlier.
The board proceeded to run out for Winter to earn the double through the chip leader before the two headed off to break.