With the Day 1 chip leader Nick Schwarmann on the ropes, Ivan Demidov went for the kill shot with , after the short-stacked Schwarmann moved all in for his last 69,000 with .
The dealer fanned a flop of across the felt, and while Demidov found four diamonds, Schwarmann jumped into the lead with trip jacks. The on the turn gave Demidov a pair, and a pair of additional outs with which to eliminate Schwarmann, but the on the river was the definition of a blank.
Little did Demidov know, but this blank on the river would prove to be pivotal, as it gave Schwarmann a second lease on life and about 140,000 in chips. Soon afterward, Schwarmann and Demidov tangled again, with the Russian pro and member of the original November Nine coming up on the wrong end of things once more.
Schwarmann eliminated the dangerous Demidov to move back into the familiar position of holding a dominant chip lead at his table.