George Clyde-Smith raised to 80,000 from under the gun, and Dimitar Danchev called from the button. The dealer put out the flop, and Clyde-Smith bet 120,000. Danchev raised to 280,000, then Clyde-Smith moved all in for around 900,000. Danchev called.
Danchev held the , and Clyde-Smith had the . On the turn, the landed, which left Clyde-Smith needing a queen or a club on the river to stay alive.
It wouldn't be, as the hit the felt on fifth street, pairing the board and eliminating Clyde-Smith from the tournament in 11th place. He earned $95,000 for his finish.
From under the gun, Dimitar Danchev raised to 80,000. Andrey Shatilov called from the big blind, and the flop came down . Shatilov checked, then raised to 160,000 after Danchev bet 75,000. Danchev reraised to 355,000, but Shatilov was right there to kick it back up to 560,000. Danchev moved all in, and Shatilov called.
Danchev held the for a royal flush draw. Shatilov had the for top two pair.
The turn was the , and the river was the . Both were red, but not hearts, and Shatilov doubled up.
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