Frenchman Bruno Jais has just been sent to the rail by Vuong Than Trong who reclaims the chip lead with a 11,700,000 stack. Jais, who has been playing an entertaining if not unorthodox game, opened the pot to 450,000 from the cut-off and was thee-bet to 1,050,000 by Than Trong on the button.

Vadzim Kursevich had a long think about coming over the top but eventually passed his hand. Jais made the call and quickly shoved the 6♣8♥9♠ flop for his remaining 2,200,000. Than Trong was similarly expedient in making the call.

Than Trong: K♣K♦
Jais: A♥Q♠

Jais caught a queen on the turn but failed to get any more help on the river. Four players remain as we go into the dinner break.

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Bruno Jais, out in fifth for €200,000

The payouts
1. €875,000
2. €557,000
3. €328,000
4. €260,000
5. Bruno Jais, France, PokerStars.fr qualifier, €200,000
6. Olivier Rogez, France, €155,000
7. Luca Pagano, Italy, Team PokerStars Pro, €110,000
8. Mick Graydon, Ireland, PokerStars qualifier, €67,200


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