Valerii Firstenko open-shoved from the cutoff with and got a call from Colum Higgins with in the small blind. The board ran out ; Higgins’ eights held, and Firstenko became the second player to hit the rail today.
32Red qualifier Higgins, already winner of the MPNPT Last Longer, has now lasted longer than all but eight of the 4,657-strong field. The final nine are now relocating to the atmospherically lit feature table, henceforth to be known as the Final Table. Ladies and gentlemen – please stand by.