Nine players have already been eliminated and among the most recent seat open was Huy Pham. New entries include World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour champion Dietrich Fast, EPT11 Malta champion Jean Montury, Dan Smith and Marvin Rettenmaier.
The elimination of Pham was a particularly cruel one. After a raise to 350, there were three callers including Pham in the small blind and Herzali in the big blind. The flop was checked through. On the turn, Pham bet 600 and all opponents called. With the on the river as final community card, Pham checked and Herzali bet 2,500.
Pham now check-raised to 11,000 after the other two players folded and Herzali took her time before announcing all in. Pham shook his head in disgust, but ultimately called with for a full house only to see Herzali flip over for quads!