Two out of three of the leaders at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Budapest were sent to the rail on the second day of play.
The only poker pro in the top three to survive was chip-leader Mauro Corsetti of Italy who began the day with 35,000 more than second-placed Annette Obrestad and 45,000 more than Arnaud Mattern in third.
Despite healthy chip stacks, both Mattern and Obrestad were sent to the rail on day two.
Obrestad went all-in after flopping J-9-7 while holding 9-7, but she was called by Ivo Donev, who turned over J-8. An eight on the turn was enough to send the youngest World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event winner out of the competition.
Mattern also went out after his pair of fours failed to stand up against Lukas Benkovic's sevens and fours.
While he failed to make the top ten after day two, Corsetti managed to maintain a steady quantity of chips and will no doubt consider himself still in the running for the title.
Obrestad shot to fame when she became the first woman to win a WSOP main event.