Steve Ekin raised UTG+1 to 24,000, Paul Freedman moved all in from the hijack for 82,000, and Ekin thought for a while before he called with . Freedman turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Freedman paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.
Paul Freedman – 182,000 (23 bb)
Steve Ekin – 230,000 (29 bb)
Hany Ayoub raised from middle position to about 35,000, and Scott Robbins called all in from the big blind for 30,000 with . Ayoub turned over , and Robbins needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Ayoub paired his king on the flop and his ace on the river to win the pot with two pair, eliminating Robbins in eighth place.
Hany Ayoub – 240,000 (30 bb)
Scott Robbins – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,136)