Shakeeb Kazemipur had a monopoly on final table eliminations and dealt one more before Olga Iermolcheva joined him.
Iermolcheva folded her eights and Salas was flipping for his tournament life.
There was an ace in the window and a seven on the turn. The final board read A♠Q♥4♦7♠K♠ and the final table shrunk again.
Salas won $39,760 for the 6th place finish while Kazemipur’s stack went back up to 3.1 million.
Kazemipur raised to 85,000 from the cutoff and Lincourt called from the big blind. The flop came 7♥3♦5♥ and both players checked.
An 8♦ came on the turn and Lincourt check-called a 150,000 bet. A J♠ fell on the river, Lincourt bet 200,000 and Kazemipur snap-called.
Lincourt turned over 8♥2♥ but Kazemipur had him beat with K♥J♥.
The hand left Lincourt with around 400,000 while Kazemipur was up to 3.3 million.
Then Kazemipur doubled up Francisco Rocha.
Rocha moved all-in for 370,000 from the small blind and Kazemipur called from the big.
Lincourt moved all-in for 380,000 from under-the-gun the following hand and Iermolcheva re-shoved from the small blind. The big blind folded and players tabled their hands.
Lincourt showed 7♥5♥ and Iermolcheva turned over 9♦9♣.
“Oh baby!” Lincourt shouted after the flop came 6♥7♠8♥.
The turn was a 6♦ and a 6♠ came on the river.
Lincourt had sixes full of sevens but Iermolcheva’s sixes were full of nines. Iermolcheva dealt her first final table elimination and Lincourt won $50,740 for finishing 5th.
After the elimination Iermolcheva was up to 2.995 million while Kazemipur was still in the lead with 3.115 million.
Tullio Bertoli has been hanging steady with 1.45 million while Rocha is the short stack with 755,000.
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All photos are snapped by Carlos Monti and all words are clacked by Alexander Villegas.