An entertaining penultimate day at the felt in the WPT World Online Championships saw Damian Salas claim the lead going into the final as British pro Phil Mighall ran him close.
Overnight, it was Russian poker powerhouse Artur Martirosian who had a massive chip lead, but he would not hold onto it for too long.
First to bust on the day was German high roller Ole Schemion, who departed for just $58,638 in 24th place, but he was quickly followed out of the door by a number of big names. Jesper Hoog busted next, just after a potentially pivotal hand where Bert Stevens bluffed Benjamin Roller off the best hand. Rolle had pocket kings and Stevens had ace-ten, and on the board of J-5-8-J-4, with three diamonds coming in by the turn, a river bet from Stevens took it down.
After players including Diego Cuellar, Paul Allen and Georgios Zisimopoulos all busted, Claas Segebrecht took a massive chunk from Stevens, flushing the turn and seeing Stevens call it down after the river with just king high.