Jussi Mattila just had a great opportunity to thin the field once more, finding Will Dorey moving all-in from late position with 4h 4c and picking him off with the dominating 9s 9c.
The board fell Qd 6c 7c 3h…then crucially the 5d rivered to give Dorey a winning straight and ensure we remained 13-handed with the end of the day in sight.
Dorey, looking mightily relieved, moves back up to 650,000 whilst Mattila drops to just under this.
With just a few hands to go, it looks as though we won’t be reaching the final nine players tonight.
We’ll have a recap of the day and the end of day counts as soon as these last few hands complete.