Laurence Houghton is among the latest fallers. On a board of 5♥Q♠8♦6♠ he shoved in with 9♥8♣ but was caught by Sami Kelopuro with 9♣7♣. A table along, a quieter Peter Hedlund has also departed.
It’s not bad news for everyone. On a flop of 7♠2♦3♠ Joe Elpayaa made it 3,500. S7 called for a10♥ on the turn. Now he checked and Elpayaa bumped things up to 8,100. S7 shoved all in and Elpayaa wasted no time in calling, showing aces to s7’s defeated pocket fives. That took Elpayaa to 65,000.
Then again it is bad news for some.
Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater made a standard pre-flop raise which was called from the big blind by Tristian Clemencon. On a 9♥2♥6♣ flop Thater made it 4,700 and Clemencon raised to 11,600. Thater moved in for 25,000 with 7♣8♣ which Tristian called with A♥10♥. The 8♦ turn and 5♦ river sent Thater to the rail as the first break of the day approaches.