Two of the bigger stacks in the room were seated at the same table — Dmitrii Valouev sitting with a stack of approximately 90,000 and Allan Le not far behind with close to 80,000. Le opened the action to 2,400 and was called by Anthony Costa. Valouev popped it up to 8,400 and after thinking for a moment, Le made it 27,600 to go. Costa quickly got out of the way and after finding out how much more it was to call, Valouev did so.
The flop came and Valouev immediately announced "pot." Le didn't waste too long before saying "all right, I'm in," and soon their hands were tabled:
Le had flopped two pair while Valouev had the nut-low draw and gutshot wheel draw. The turn was the , keeping Le in the lead. The river was a low card, but it was the which was no good for Valouev. Le scooped the entire pot with tens and threes and Valouev could only sit there and mutter "well, that sucked." With only 7,500 left and close to the money, Valouev said "I'll be back" as he went for a walk.