Players are now on the 20-minute break.
Sergey Rybachenko raised from the cutoff and it folded over to Billy Baxter in the small blind. The seven-time WSOP bracelet winner made it three bets to go and Rybachenko was his lone caller.
Baxter pulled one card on the first draw while Rybachenko picked up three new ones. Baxter bet, Rybachenko called, and the two were off to the second draw. Baxter knuckled the table, signifying that he was standing pat. Rybachenko, on the other hand, took one card. Baxter bet on the next street and Rybachenko called.
The same action happened on the final draw and Baxter cut out one more bet. Rybachenko called, rolling over . Unfortunately for the Russian, Baxter fanned for a better eight and the win.
Paul Volpe moved all in for 3,500 from late position and Matt Szymaszek called from the big blind. Both players took two cards on the first draw and one on the second. On the final draw, Szymaszek stood pat and Volpe pulled one.
Szymaszek made an eighty-seven perfect but Volpe was drawing live heading to the final card. Unfortunately for Volpe, he pulled a second , giving him a pair and eliminating him from play. Szymaszek raked in the chips and now has about 133,000.
Eli Elezra popped it up from under the gun and Hac Deng called all in for his last 3,800. Dan Shak called out of the big blind and three players took to the draw.
On the first draw, Shak took three while Elezra and Deng each took two. Shak check-called a bet from Elezra and the three moved to the second draw.
Dang and Shak took two while the reigning triple draw champion stood pat. Once again, Shak check-called. The final draw saw Dang pull one and Shak do the same. Shak opted to lead out on this street and Elezra flung forward a call.
Elezra showed his for an eighty-six perfect. Ultimately, though, he was bested by Shak's . Dang flashed a king to the table and makes a quick exit from the tournament area. Shak pulled in the pot and now sits on about 77,000 in chips.
We picked up with the action during the final draw to find Mike Wattell all in and at risk against Eli Elezra.
Elezra squeezed first and pulled a , completing his number two. Wattel pulled a , making his hand but he still failed to beat Elezra's better seventy-six. Wattel was eliminated from play and the reigning triple draw champion now has 178,000 in chips.
Dan Shak opened with a raise from under the gun and found a call from Hac Dang in the cutoff. Shak drew two cards and Dang opted for one. Shak checked, Dang bet out, and Shak called.
The second draw saw each player take one new card. Shak checked and Dang continued with his aggression. On this street, however, Shak came over the top with a check-raise. Dang called and the two were off to the final draw. Shak stood pat and Dang took one. Shak led out after standing pat and Dang threw his hand into the muck. Shak picked up the pot and now has about 94,400.