Hand 1: Daniel Negreanu opened to 22,000 from the cutoff with and Tom Marchese defended his big blind with . The flop came and Marchese check-called a bet of 15,000 from Negreanu. The paired the board on the turn and Marchese checked again. Negreanu fired another 55,000 and Marchese dumped his hand.
Hand 2: Dan Smith raised to 24,000 on the button with and Keith Tilston called with in the big blind. The flop fell and Tilston checked his straight draw. Smith flopped two pair and continued for 35,000. Tilston made the call and the rolled off on the turn.
Another check from Tilston and Smith pushed in a bet of 80,000. Tilston check-raised, putting enough chips in the middle to cover Smith's stack. Smith made the call after using two time extensions, putting his tournament life on the line. The river brought the and Tilston made a straight on the river. Smith was eliminated in fifth place and will pocket $132,000 for his efforts.