Gjergj Sinishtaj opened to 52,000 from under the gun, and the action folded all the way to Oleksii Kovalchuk, who called in the big blind. The dealer fanned , Kovalchuk check-called a bet of 55,000, and the turn brought the . Kovalchuk checked again, Sinishtaj tossed out 127,000, and Kovalchuk raised the pot (480,000). Sinishtaj moved all in for 536,000, and Kovalchuk called.
Both players had full houses, but Sinishtaj's was higher, and a meaningless bricked off on the river. Sinishtaj doubled to nearly 1.3 million, while Kovalchuk slipped to 360,000.