Well, not literally, but it was as though someone had doused the remaining participants in petrol and thrown a match into the playing arena as we witnessed one of the most fiery days in Alex Kravchenko has shown his poker pedigree on many occasions, but even the Russian bracelet winner couln't stamp his own brand of Red aggression on proceedings, and was banished to the bar during the day.
It looked like the final table might be decided within six levels at one point, but the arrival of the final-table bubble threw a bucket of ice water over the action and with nine players left, the barricades came up, with few players willing to relinquish their chances of making an EPT final table easily.
Ivo Donev, who recently finished runner-up during the WSOPE H.O.R.S.E. event, survived several close calls on the final-table bubble before the bubble was settled in what was always likely to be a cooler situation.
When Donev found A-K and ran into the aces of aggressive Romanian Ciprian Hrisc, there was an inevitability about all the chips flying into the middle. The man known as "The Chess Master" due to his prowess at the checkered tables found the poker felt a tougher environment to conquer, and he was the man who was to finish agonizingly short of the final table.
For a full rundown of today's events, click here.
We'll see you then, and if tomorrow's activity is anything like what we witnessed on Day 3, we'll be in for a dramatic and entertaining day. Trust us -you won't want to miss it!