From middle position, Tom Alner raised to 30,000. Xing Zhou made the call in the cutoff seat, then action folded over to Tsugunari Toma in the big blind. Toma put in a reraise to 85,000, and that knocked Alner out of the way as he folded. Zhou opted to call and the two big stacks went to a flop.
The flop came down , and Toma fired 95,000. After taking about half a minute, Zhou raised to 200,000 even. Toma wasted little time in making the call.
The turn was the , and it was followed by a check from Toma. Zhou wasn't about to give any free cards on this one and fired a hefty 311,000. Only a few seconds passed before Toma made the call.
The river card completed the board with the , and now the action changed some as Toma opted to be the aggressor. He began pulling out stacks, on stacks, on stacks of chips and fired 450,000. Zhou didn't like the bet one bit, and grew very uneasy in his seat. So much so that he had to get up and turn himself in circles a few times. After about two minutes in the tank, Zhou announced a call.
Toma tabled the for a pair of kings. Zhou had that beat and turned up the for a flopped set of eights. Zhou won the pot, and pushed his stack to a whopping three million in chips.