Right off the bat, Shao Lui got his stack of about 48,000 all in preflop against Rikcy Kroesen for a classic race.
The flop put in end to the race and solidified Liu's lead, while the turn left Kroesen drawing dead. The inconsequential was put out on the river and Liu doubled to approximately 100K; meanwhile, Kroesen was left with just 28,500.
A few hands later, Kroesen picked up but ran into the of his opponent. Kroesen couldn't catch, and just like that, he was bounced from the tournament shy of the money.