The hand that did most of the damage was against Raido Ounapuu, who raised under the gun with . Mikael Gronvik called with in the cutoff, and they saw a flop – , which they both checked.
Ounapuu picked up a straight draw on the and bet out 125k. Gronvik, who’d had the top end of the straight draw since the flop, min-raised to 250k. Back to Ounapuu, who flat-called to see a river.
The river was the , which changed nothing for anyone. Ounapuu checked his board pair with ace kicker, and Gronvik now bet 400k – a third of his remaining stack. After a moment or two in the tank, Ounapuu made the call – and was rewarded with a near-double up to 2.5 million. Gronvik was left with just 810k.
Gronvik folded under the gun next hand, and then folded his big blind to a push from James Sudworth. One hand later, though, it was all over. Sudworth raised to 300k under the gun, and this time Gronvik found a hand. The chips (all 625k of them on Gronvik’s part – barely a min-raise) went in, the outdraw landed on the felt, and we were down to four players, James Sudworth now on 2.9 million.