We've reached the final nine players and, because the TV crew insists on it, the players have gone on a 45-minute break.
Benny Spindler is currently sitting in the number one spot, followed closely by Martins Adeniya.
Read on for the full final table chip counts and highlights from the last two levels.
Seat 1: Miroslav Benes, 1,220,000
Seat 2: Adria Balaguer, 1,810,000
Seat 3: Andre Klebanov, 2,745,000
Seat 4: Stephen O'Dwyer, 1,385,000
Seat 5: Juan Manuel Pastor, 2,155,000
Seat 6: Benny Spindler, 3,380,000
Seat 7: Kevin Iafocano, 1,425,000
Seat 8: Martins Adeniya, 3,290,000
Seat 9: Mattias Bergstrom, 3,325,000
Down and Out in London
Jeremey Kottler was the final player eliminated while we still had two tables, and it was a classic race that ended up with the American on the rail with tenth-place money.
He shoved pocket sevens and got called by Benny Spindler with K-Q. A queen hit the turn and Kottler was gone, £45,000 richer.
2010 Irish Open champion James Mitchell busted 11th place, thanks to three-bet shoving pocket treys and getting snapped off by Kevin Iacafano’s pocket queens. Mitchell takes £35,000 for his 11th place finish.
In another Benny Spindler-special, Hugo Loureiro has been knocked out in 12th place. Loureiro was severely shortstacked and shipped A♥ 5♥. Spindler’s 8♥ 9♥ was good enough to take a shot and by the time all the cards were out Spindler’s hand was best.
Spindler turned an open-ender and rivered the straight to bust Loureiro.
Benny Spindler’s rampage was just getting started when he busted Benjamin Jenkins in 13th. It was on the last hand before break when Jenkins shoved J-Q and ran into pocket jacks from Spindler.
The jacks held and Jenkins was out for £27,000.
Russia’s Anatoly Gurtovoy went out shortly before courtesy of a bad beat laid on him by Adria Balageur. Aces for Gurtovoy couldn’t stand up against pocket queens and the Russian was out in 14th for £27,000.
Sometimes things just don’t go your way. No one’s feeling that sentiment more than Pascal Hartmann who apparently has had aces cracked three times today.
The final time resulted in his elimination and it was at the hands of soon-to-be-busted Anatoly Gurtovoy.
Hartmann received £22,000 for finishing 15th.
Ioannis Beris went out in 16th after getting crippled with pocket eights against Pascal Hartmann’s A-Q all-in preflop. We’re not sure on his final hand but he was running on fumes after shipping most of his stack to Hartmann.
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