It just seemed like Nick Jivkov had Tommy Vedes's number all day, but this time, Vedes was just plain unlucky. Jivkov raised it up to 65,000 on the button, and Vedes called from the big blind. The flop came down , and Vedes checked to Jivkov, who made it 80,000 to go. Vedes counted out the rest of his chips, 245,000 on top of the bet, and after about 30 seconds of thinking, slid them all into the middle. Jivkov thought for about 15 seconds before calling. The cards were flipped, and Vedes was in great shape.
The turn brought the , keeping Vedes out in front, but the dealer peeled the off on the river, giving Jivkov two pair. That was good enough to eliminate Vedes, who will take home just under $56,000. Meanwhile, Jivkov is now over 2 million in chips, and has a huge chip lead on Aguiar and Pellegrino.