Over on the feature table, a big pot played out between Turkey's Orpen Kisacikoglu and Germany's Steffen Sontheimer saw the former's tournament come to a close, courtesy of the latter.
It was Sontheimer who was the instigator, raising to 55,000 from under-the-gun and picking up a slew of callers with Dietrich Fast (UGT+1) coming along for the ride, Kisacikoglu calling from the hi-jack and Mikita Badziakouski calling from the big blind to take the action four-way to a flop of .
Badziakouski checked the action over to Sontheimer, who c-bet 90,000 with Kisacikoglu the only caller taking the action heads-up to the turn. This saw the German player fire a second barrel, this one a slightly larger 325,000 which Kisacikoglu again called and the came in on the river.
After taking his time over his decision Sontheimer pulled the trigger and moved all-in putting Kisacikoglu to a decision for his tournament life. After tanking Kisacikoglu made the call and discovered the bad news - Sontheimer had flopped top two with , which was ahead of Kisacikoglu's .
That was it for Kisacikoglu and he hit the rail in 13th while Sontheimer climbed into the chip lead with a stack of 2.4 million