Ihar Soika raised before the flop from the hijack and found calls from Daniel Negreanu in the cutoff and Jean-Noel Thorel in the big blind. The flop came down and it was checked to Soika who bet an unknown amount. Both Negreanu and Thorel called.
Fourth street was the and Thorel fired out 50,000. Soika came over the top for what looked to be 175,000 and Negreanu tossed his hand away. Thorel flat called. The river paired the board with the and Thorel wasted little time moving 250,000 forward. Soika went into the tank for about two minutes, counting out chips and wiggling in his seat while he pondered his action. Eventually, a call was made and Thorel slapped onto the table for jacks and fives. Soika shook his head and mucked his hand which sent the table into a frenzy. Thorel shot up from his seat, ripped his jacket off in excitement, then sat back down to stack his new chips.
I had nines!" lamented Negreanu to the table after the hand.
Thorel picked up the pot and now has about 1.42 million in chips.