During the first partial level of Day 5, we bid farewell to Phil Ivey and Karim Jomeen, shrinking our field to the final ten.
Ivey was the victim of a bit of a cooler in a battle of the blinds when he raise-called with ace-queen. Yann Dion had him dominated with ace-king, and a board full of blanks sent Ivey off with a A$100,000 consolation prize.
Jomeen got most of his money in good with a chance at a knockout, flopping top pair with jack-eight. Oliver Speidel got himself at-risk with just two overcards, and he managed to bink a better pair on the river to cripple Jomeen. He was eliminated a few hands later when Lee Nelson's jack-ten bested his ace-nine to send him to the rail in eleventh place.
That's how we've gotten from twelve to ten, and our finalists are off for a 20-minute break.