Sorel Mizzi raised to 130,000 out of the small blind, Jason Lavallee three-bet to 280,000 from the big, and Mizzi moved all in for 1.3 million or so. Lavallee grabbed a small stack of chips and plopped it forward, signifying a call.
The dealer rapped the table, discarded a burn card, then fanned , giving Lavallee a leading pair of jacks. The on the turn was a blank, and Mizzi was already up out of his chair and collecting his things by the time the completed the board.
The Canadian will earn £161,560 for his efforts.
"I owe you a few beers," Simon Higgins told Lavallee with a wide grin on his face.
"Yeah," Lavallee returned, "I did a lot of work for you."
Lavallee will begin heads-up play with a 20-to-1 chip advantage.