Sergio Castelluccio was nowhere to be seen and his seat was taken by a new player. We asked former table mate Andrew Chen what had happened and he replied 'Oh yeah, I think that might be worth reporting on'.
Chen told us that Oleksii Khoroshenin had opened under the gun to 750. Someone a couple of positions down had made it 1,750 and Sergio Castelluccio had cold four-bet to 3,200. Daniel Smith from Monaco, not to be mistaken with Dan Smith who crushed Monaco's €5,000 events two years a go, cold five-bet from the blinds to 6,700.
Khoroshenin had folded, the three better had thought about it for some time, but eventually did the same. Chen told us that Castelluccio took his time before eventually calling.
The flop came with two hearts and Smith pushed all in. Castelluccio, who needed quite some time pre flop, now made the call instantly.
Castelluccio had kings but that hand was no good. Smith tabled aces and that hand held up. Castelluccio, who started out so well today, is gone from this tournament.