The start of the new level saw the departure of Dag Palovic and Robert Zipf, Marko Turnsek and Jan Demjan also headed to the rail.
Palovic flipped with pocket deuces against and a flop of was no good news, a ten on the turn busted the Slovakian. Zipf had around 50,000 chips left with pocket jacks, but failed to hold up against the of an opponent.
Zipf three-bet to 15,000 and his opponent then asked for an exact count before jamming. The German called and an ace appeared right away on the flop.
Day 1a chip leader Daniel Karacic is still running as good and increased the stack.