Chris Moorman limped on the button and Joe Ebanks decided to exercise his option in the big blind by making it 400,000 to go. Moorman made the call and both players checked the flop. When the dealer burned and turned the , Ebanks led out with a bet of 425,000 and Moorman folded.
Chris Moorman raised to 200,000 on the button and Joe Ebanks called from the big blind. Ebanks then check-called a bet on the flop before both players checked down the turn and river. Ebanks showed and it was good enough to win the the hand.
Joe Ebanks limped on the button and Chris Moorman checked his option in the big. When the flop fell , Moorman bet 125,000, Ebanks raised to 400,000, and the Brit made the call. Moorman proceeded to check call a bet of 750,000 on the turn and 1.5 million on the river.
Ebanks showed for a flopped straight and the win. Moorman dropped to 4.4 million while Ebanks is up to 9.8 million.
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier had the button, and open-shoved for about 1.7 million. Joe Ebanks re-shoved from the small blind, Chris Moorman, surrendered his big blind, and the hands were opened.
The dealer rapped the table, burned a card, then fanned .
The British rail roared loudly, rooting for Ebanks so that Moorman would be heads up for the bracelet.
The crowd got even louder when the turned, and Grospellier was down to one final card.
The river was paint, but the wasn't enough for ElkY, and he was eliminated from the tournament. He placed his hands on his head in disappointment, then eventually shook both Ebanks and Moorman's hands before exiting.
The Team PokerStars pro will not leave empty handed - he banked $447,074 for his efforts, and is now in second place in the 2011 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.