Bruno Politano made it 275,000 from the cutoff and Dan Sindelar called from his button. Bryan Devonshire was in the small blind and cut out a three-bet to 1.005 million. Action folded back around to Politano and he went deep into the tank.
He tanked for well over four minutes before reaching for chips and moving out a four-bet to three million. Sindelar quickly ditched his hand and Devonshire followed suit. Polianto took down the pot and boosted his stack to 12.29 million.
Out of nowhere, Dong Guo, Robert Campbell, and William Pappaconstantinou were all in on one of the secondary feature tables in a big three-way clash. Guo had opened for 265,000 from middle position, Campbell reraised all in from the cutoff seat for 1.69 million, Pappaconstantinou and Guo then got the money in after unknown action, and the cards were on their backs.
Pappaconstantinou had the and both players covered. Guo had the and was all in for around five million in chips. Campbell was the shortest stack with the worst hand holding the .
The board ran out , and Pappaconstantinou won the pot with his aces. He was able to eliminate both players — who took home $230,487 each — and move to about 14 million in chips.
William Tonking raised to 250,000 in early position, Felix Stephensen called on his left, Yorane Kerignard called on his left, and Eddy Sabat defended his big blind. The quartet all checked on a flop of , and the action checked to Kerignard on the turn ().
The Frenchman bet 475,000, only Stephensen called, and the river was the .
Stephensen led out, firing 1.175 million, and Kerignard tanked for two minutes or so before folding.
Matthew Haugen raised to 300,000 from the hijack and Dan Sindelar called from the cutoff to see a flop. Haugen continued for 400,000, Sindelar called, and the appeared on the turn. Haugen bet again, this time 700,000, and Sindelar called.
When the completed the board on the river, Haugen fired out 2.2 million and Sindelar made a quick call. Haugen tabled for two pair, but it was no good as Sindelar held a straight with the .
Felix Stephensen opened with a raise to 250,000 from the hijack seat, and action moved over to Craig McCorkell in the small blind for him to reraise to 635,000. Stephensen four-bet to 1.25 million, and McCorkell quickly gave it up.
Jorryt Van Hoof raised to 250,000 from middle position, and Dong Guo called from his left. Scott Mahin reraised to 525,000 on the button, and both of the first two players called. The flopped and two checks follow, leading to a Mahin bet of 1.125 million. Van Hoof called off most of his stack, and Guo immediately mucked. Seeing this, Van Hoof announced he was all in dark for 645,000, and Mahin called. The dealer revealed a turn card of , and it was the players' turn to flip.
Mahin had just two outs after an unlucky flop, and the didn't get him there.
Chris Johnson open-shoved all in for his last 1,745,000 and Dan Smith moved all in from the button to force the blinds out.
With Johnson needing to fade against Smith to stay alive, the flop saw a further three outs added to Smith's list, and when the fell on the turn, it would be Johnson now needing to spike to remain in the Main Event.
Unfortunately for the local Las Vegan, the river landed the to see him sent to the rail in 31st place for a $230,487 payday as Smith climbed to nearly 11 million in chips.