Kristopher Tong raised from the button, and Matthew Ashton put in a reraise from the small blind. Tong called, and the dealer fanned out a flop of . Ashton bet out, and Tong made the call. The turn brought the , and the two players got in a raising war that saw all of Ashton's chips get in the middle.
Tong had caught an inside straight draw to get the better of Ashton, who was looking for a jack and a jack only to survive. Unfortuantely for him, the river was the , knocking the Brit out in third place, and getting us to our heads up battle!