Before the two-table redraw was conducted, the field lost WSOP bracelet winner Konstantin Puchkov.
It happened when Mike Leah completed with the and then called when Puchkov raised with the . Both players checked fourth street and then Leah bet 20,000 on fifth. Puchkov called off for 15,000.
Leah: / /
Puchkov: / /
Puchkov got it in good with a pair of sevens, but Leah paired his king on sixth to take the lead. Leah failed to improve on seventh street, but so did Puchkov. That sent the Russian home in 16th place for $9,462.