|Blinds||600,000 / 1,200,000|
|Jogadores em jogo||1|
Konstantin Angelov limped the small blind. His neighbor, Gregg Merkow, raised the big blind to 3,300,000, Angelov called.
The flop was . While staring Merkow down, Angelov decided to move all in, 3,625,000 effective. Merkow nearly beat him into the pot.
Both players had a flush draw, Merkow also had a straight draw. The hit the turn and gave Merkow the better flush to give him the checkmark. The on the river made it official and Merkow secured the full double.
"Let's go, Santa!" yelled his rail from the sidelines.
On a flop of Vivian Saliba was all-in against Guillaume Soumier and their cards were tabled.
The turn and sealed the deal and the last lady standing, or sitting, exited in fifth place for $52,795.
Vivian Saliba raised to 2,200,000 from the cutoff. Action folded to Guillaume Soumier who called in the big blind.
The flop came . Soumier checked, Saliba went all in for about 5,000,000. Soumier quickly folded.
The rail cheered around Saliba
"I do have a rail, I just needed to play a hand!" said Saliba.
After Gregg Merkow raised from the cutoff, Philippe Pelluault had his last 2,500,000 or so into the middle.
Merkow's double-suited hand held up on the after he flopped Pelluault drawing dead. Pelluault will cash for $40,417 for his finish.
Benjamin Miner moved all in for 1,975,000 from the button. Gregg Merkow made the call from the small blind, leaving himself with about 5,000,000 behind.
Chip leader Guillaume Soumier four-bet to 7,000,000 effective from the big blind, enough to also put Gregg Merkow all in. Merkow thought for about a minute, but folded to let the other two battle it out.
The dealer put out the . Miner couldn't surpass the aces of Soumier, and Miner was sent to the rail.
"I folded queens," shared Merkow, who folded to live and see another day.
Philippe Pelluault raised to 1,700,000 from early position, having about 400,000 behind. Action folded to Guillaume Soumier in the big blind who three-bet to get the rest of the chips in, and Pelluault called.
The board ran out to give Soumier the straight, but it gave Pelluault the flush to get the full double and win this battle of the two Frenchmen at the final table.