Mel Judah and Alexey Makarov got all in before the flop.
Makarov had double-suited aces with an ace-deuce, a dream hand. The dream got a little scary when , giving Judah two-pair. A turn gave Makarov both nut flush draws, but Judah picked up the low with six-ace. The river was the , and Makarov flicked his cards to the middle in disbelief.
Just as soon as we returned from break we found Joshua Weiland all in and at rick against Ashly Butler. Butler was holding on a board of and it must have been good as Weiland mucked his cards and headed to the payout desk.
Action began with Ashly Butler opening the pot with a raise to 33,000. Zhen Cai called before action folded to Andrey Zaichenko who raised to 103,000. Action all the way back to Butler who took his time before attempting to raise to 433,000, but in the end it was too much and the bet stood as a pot to 360,000 instead.
Cai quickly folded and Zaichenko only thought briefly before folding his hand. After the hand Zaichenko and Makarov began speaking to each other in Russian. Butler staged a complaint with the floor and the two were warned that they would receive a penalty if they had to be asked to only speak English at the table again.