Georges Boyadjian limped from the small blind for 100,000, Andres Jeckeln moved all in from the big blind for 950,000, and Boyadjian quickly called all in for 875,000 with .
Jeckeln turned over , and Boyadjian needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Boyadjian paired his jack on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.
Georges Boyadjian – 1,850,000 (19 bb)
Andres Jeckeln – 75,000 (<1 bb)
The next hand, Mikhail Shlapakou limped under the gun for 100,000, Andres Jeckeln called all in from the small blind for 75,000, and Sam Zalmanov checked his option in the big blind.
Zalmanov and Shlapakou checked all the way down on a board of , and all three players showed their cards.
Mikhail Shlapakou: (pair of jacks, ace kicker)
Sam Zalmanov: (pair of jacks, nine kicker)
Andres Jeckeln: (pair of eights)
Jeckeln paired his eight on the flop, but both of his opponents paired their jacks on the river. Shlapakou won the pot with a pair of jacks and his ace kicker to eliminate Jeckeln in fourth place.
Mikhail Shlapakou – 1,025,000 (10 bb)
Sam Zalmanov – 700,000 (7 bb)
Andres Jeckeln – Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,740)
With three players remaining from a field of 179, the average chip stack is around 1.2 million (12 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,145 each.