Level 19: 5,000/10,000 (10,000)
Igor Pihela Sr. is a chip millionaire after ousting Kshitij Kucheria in 18th place.
Gert Laanemets opened for 20,000 from late position. Pihela called from the small blind before Kshitij Kucheria three-bet jammed for 242,000 from the big blind. Laanemets folded and Pihela called.
Kshitij Kucheria: 7 7
Igor Pihela Sr.: A K
"I was worried that you were going to be the one that called," Kucheria said to Laanemets in surprise that it was Pihela that found the call.
Pihela won the flip but not until his ace paired at the end of the 2 9 10 8 A board. Day 2 will end the sooner of one more elimination or the 25 minutes remaining on the clock of Level 19.
Igor Pihela Sr. - 1.3 million
Kshitij Kucheria - 0