After former chipleader Michal Mrakes had bowed out in 5th place (€57,840), an amazing hand ran out to end Danilo Cangianiello's deep run in 4th place (€74,120). In his final hand, Cangianiello was all in for his last 7.5m in chips and Guillaume Diaz had looked him up.
The packed French rail, by now en masse behind their countryman Diaz, yelled for an ace in unison. The dealer failed to oblige on the flop, but the landed on the turn to provide Diaz with one additional out.
"Cinq, cinq!", the French word for 'five', became the frantic new request from the rail.
As if scripted, the fell on the river and a massive cheer erupted from the Salle d'Etoiles. Diaz couldn't believe it, Abdullatif Attia, who has been laddering up with a short stack couldn't believe it either and both ran to their friends on the rail. Cangianello gracefully accepted his cruel fate and went off to the payout desk.
The stacks are now Diaz 25.2 million, Petruzzelli 16 million and Attia 3.8 million.