On the hand following Jeffrey Hakim's elimination, the table folded around to Robert Romeo who opened with a raise to 180,000 from the cutoff seat, good enough to claim the blinds and antes.
The next hand saw Remi Castaignon open-raising the minimum to 160,000 from the small blind, then Joseph El Khoury called from a seat over. The flop brought three big cards — — and both players checked fairly quickly. The turn was the and brought a couple of checks again.
The river then brought the . Castaignon checked once more, and when El Khoury took the invitation to push out a bet of 130,000 the chip leader let it go.