Artem Metalidi checked from his seat in the small blind on a flop reading , putting the action onto Pratyush Buddiga who was seated under the gun. Buddiga, a former spelling bee champion, bet 60,000 and Metalidi paused for around 30 seconds before check-raising all-in for 309,000.
Buddiga looked rocked for a brief moment before composing himself again. After a short while debating what the best action to take was, Buddiga settled on a call to put Metalidi at risk of elimination.
Buddiga held the advantage with his top pair, but was soon behind when the turn gave Metalidi the nut straight. The completed the board, Metalidi doubled to 625,000 and Buddiga plummeted down the chip counts.