In the play-off between third-placed reigning champions Norway and fourth-placed Denmark, the teams were playing to keep their gold medal hopes alive, with the winners going to the semi-final and the loser destined for the bronze medal play-off.
Denmark skip, Rasmus Stjerne, scored two points in the seventh end to move into a 4-3 lead, but later Norway's Thomas Ulsrud had a simple draw for two points in the tenth end to win the game 6-5 and keep his title defence alive.
Norway have won this title in the past two years and, after the game Ulsrud said: "The hat-trick is still on. It didn't look like it yesterday after two losses, but it feels good to bounce back. I think we have a good chance against the Czech Republic if we play our best and I'd love a re-match against Niklas in the final if we are lucky enough to get there. I think we can beat him because it went down to the last stone in the last game and we had a bad performance."