A massive pot was just played on the front table, with chip leader Brandon Demes raking in a huge pot to take a commanding lead over the field. After a standard preflop raise by Preetinder Bhayana, action passed to Demes in the big blind. He called to a flop of . Demes checked to his opponent, who led out for 55,000. Demes check-raised that bet to 140,000.
The check-raise slowed Bhayana down for about thirty seconds as he pondered his action. His decision was to move all in for more than 400,000 total chips. It was all-advised; Demes double-fist-pump-snap-called with the nuts, , a king-high straight. Bhayana showed down just one pair, . The turn left him drawing dead. After the river , he was eliminated in 20th place.
Demes is the first player to crest the 1,000,000-chip threshold.