Claudius Istrate helped himself back up to 16,000 chips when shoving the river out of the big blind for 7,550. The pot was about as much and his opponent Adrian Esslen on the button tanked for a while before releasing his cards. "Call!" Istrate wished and flashed queen-ten for a turned straight.
Right after the end of the hand, the players were sent into their first 15-minute break.