The limit hold'em round saw Philip Sternheimer quickly slip down to about 125,000, then a hand arose in which Brandon Wong raised from the button, Sternheimer three-bet from the big blind, and Wong called.
Sternheimer then bet in the dark before the flop came and Wong called. The turn was the and Sternheimer bet again (for 60,000), leaving himself but 1,000 behind. Wong raised, Sternheimer called, and Sternheimer showed for trip queens and Wong . The river was the and Sternheimer had doubled.
Before the round was through, however, Sternheimer was back down to just 105,000 after losing a hand to Sebastian Saffari. That one saw Saffari raise the small blind, Sternheimer three-bet from the big blind, then Saffari call.
The flop came , and Saffari check-called a Sternheimer bet. Saffari would again check-call after the turn and river, then he turned over for two pair. Sternheimer showed his , and was down to just over 100,000.