Artur Koren walked out of the tournament area and said he had been busted by Jean-Noel Thorel, three-betting all in with king-jack. Thorel had ace-queen and the board ran out king-high, though providing a straight on the board to give Thorel the nuts.
Soon after, he battled with Francisco Benitez and bet 11,000 on the flop out of the small blind. Benitez called from the button and Thorel instantly fired the turn for 20,000, picking up another call. After the dealer burned and turned the river, Thorel made it 25,000 to go.
What followed was a rant in Spanish by Benitez and Ivan Luca looked amused at what was going on. Benitez folded after plenty of consideration and then almost begged "show me, show me one, only one!" Thorel shook his head and was met with another chatter by the Uruguayan.
"You won 85k in two hands, I don't play anymore, just listen to music." To be continued ... Thorel now near the top of the counts!