Danish pro Simon Ravnsbaek was the player to start the betting off, raising to 650 from UTG+1. The action passed to Nikolay Vershinin — who was seated in the hijack --and he instantly called; it would not be the last time Vershinin would act lightning fast. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier also called, the Frenchman being on the button.
The flop saw Ravnsbaek continue with an 1,125 bet and no sooner had his chips hit the blue felt beneath them, Vershinin called. ElkY had seen enough and he folded.
The turn slowed Ravnsbaek down and he tapped the table and checked. Again, Vershinin immediately reached for chips and bet 7,000. Three instant actions in a row indicated Ravnsbaek was beaten and he let his hand go.