|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
From under the gun, Alexandre Ventura Bolet pushed all-in for the last 640,000 and Kimmo Kurko called on the button to put the next opponent at risk in the last hand of the level.
Alexandre Ventura Bolet:
Kurko nailed a set on flop but the turn improved Ventura Bolet to the nut flush. What followed was the blank river and Ventura Bolet scored the double.
Right after that, the players headed into a scheduled 15-minute break.
Bernat Carreras ripped it in for 750,000 in the cutoff and Kimmo Kurko three-bet to 1.2 million out of the small blind. Stefan Wesson folded the in the big blind and the cards were revealed.
Carreras vaulted out of his chair and then sat back down. The flop provided a potential split pot but the turn and river ended the run of Carerras in 5th place for €20,000.
Sandro Hauser pushed all-in from the smal blind with the and Bernat Carreras had a decision to make in the big blind with the . He had 710,000 behind and tanked, even used one time bank extension before letting go.
Sandro Hauser made it 160,000 to go with the from under the gun as the second biggest stack. Kimmo Kurko three-bet to 550,000 with the in the small blind and it folded all the way back to Hauser.
The Italian mulled it over for a bit and then called for 20% of his stack as they headed to the flop. Both players checked when facing the paint cards and the followed on the turn. Kurko now checked and then called a bet worth 325,000 by Hauser as the river paired the board.
The next check by Kurko followed and Hauser reluctantly checked behind to then sigh vividly when he saw his missed opportunity to get a bluff through. In the meanwhile, Kurko further increased his large lead.
Kimmo Kurko raised to 160,000 with the on the button and Sandro Hauser three-bet out of the big blind to 450,000 with the . That shut down the chip leader as Kurko folded without much hesitation.
Up next, Kurko opened to 160,000 in the cutoff with and Bernat Carreras in the big blind jammed for the last 670,000 with the . The immediate sigh of Kurko followed and he didn't make the call.
Kimmo Kurko claimed the blinds and big blind ante with a raise from early position to 160,000 and Sandro Hauser then did the same with the , as Kurko had to forfeit some of his profit.
Gerard Carbo then raised to 600,000 on the button with 635,000 behind and Kurko pushed in the small blind for Carbo to call as he had half of the stack invested already.
The flop was a disaster for Carbo as he needed a miracle to survive. It was all over after the turn and that made the river a formality. Carbo's run ended with a payday of €16,500 and Kurko pulled further ahead at the top of the leaderboard with five players remaining.
Sandro Hauser pushed all-in from the button with the far biggest stack of the remaining players behind and Ewen Trevidy called all-in out of the big blind for the 490,000 he had behind.
Both had a piece on the flop and nothing changed on the turn. However, the river improved Hauser to the straight and Trevidy had to settle for 7th place and €13,000.
Gerard Carbo raised to 120,000 with the from under the gun and Stefan Wesson then pushed all-in for 535,000 in the hijack. Sandro Hauser was in the cutoff and then inquired of the stack size of Carbo before pushing all-in as Carbo released his cards into the muck and showed it to the table.
The board delivered no suckout and Wesson nearly tripled up.