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Robert Romeo raised from the cutoff and got a single caller in Jean Pierre Petroli from the big blind. The flop came an eye-popping , and when Petroli checked, Romeo shoved all in, causing Petroli to laugh and shake his head as he tossed his hand away.
Romeo showed his hand — — and the pair bumped fists as Petroli continued to laugh as Romeo gathered the chips.
Players on the outer table folded around to Remi Castaignon on the button who raised to 130,000, and when Jean Pierre Petroli stepped aside, Cyril Andre reraised all in for his last 410,000 or so. Castaignon called right away, showing while Andre talbed .
The flop came , giving Andre a set and appearing to take the drama away from the hand. Andre remained leaned back in his chair as the turn came the and river the , and it appeared only after Castaignon pushed his two spade cards forward to indicate he'd made a flush that Andre realized his set hadn't held up.
Start-of-Day 5 chip leader Andre is out in 11th, while Castaignon moves up over 6 million chips with that one. The remaining 10 players will continue to play five-handed until the next elimination, at which point the final nine will consolidate to an unofficial final table, then play down to eight before stopping.
Cyril Andre raised to 120,000 preflop from early position and was called by Glen Cymbaluk and Remi Castaignon in the blinds. The flop was and it was checked to the raiser Andre, who bet 125,000.
Cymbaluk folded but Castaignon put in a small check-raise to 275,000 which Andre opted to call. If the latter thought this would slow Castaignon down, he would be mistaken, Castaignon came out firing to the tune of 500,000 - an amount worth almost half of Andre's remaining chips.
The high-stakes PLO specialist tanked for several minutes before making the call to see the on the river. Now Castaignon thought for about 30 seconds before moving all. Andre's face fell slightly and he mucked leaving himself perilously close to elimination.
Following a Noel Gaens button-open for 125,000, Walid Bou Habib reraised to 385,000 from the small blind, then watched as Jeffrey Hakim shoved all in over the top for 1,815,000 total.
Gaens spent little time before folding, but Habib considered for a good while before finally letting go of his hand. Hakim offered to show his hand — — then raked the chips.
Noel Gaens opened to 200,000 from the cutoff and James Mitchell was all in from the small blind for 225,000. Jeffrey Hakim moved out of the way and Gaens quickly called the rest.
The flop came , "Seven of spades?" asked Mitchell hopefully.
The turn was the and now Mitchell picked up some chop outs in the form of deuces and tens. The river though was the and James Mitchell, the last remaining Englishman, was eliminated.