Mihail Mazilu had opened from under the gun and Anatoly Filatov three-bet to 12,000 from the hijack. Gianluca Speranza, who finished as the runner-up in this event last year, shoved for 39,300 from the small blind. Mazilu folded and Filatov considered it for a while before making the call.
The board ran out with the queen in the window for Filatov to hit a pair of queens and improve to two pair on the river to eliminate Speranza.
Over on the other tables, Vlad Darie and Philipp Zukernik were eliminated too.