Fabio Sperling, with on the button, raised to 260,000 playing 3.6 million total. Hakim Zoufri found in the big blind and studied the stack of his opponent. He eventually decided to three-bet to 935,000.
Sperling contemplated what to do for just a bit, and announced all-in. Zoufri sighed for a second before he called.
A classic race was underway, a race with just a few possible outcomes. Unless a chop would occur, either Sperling would be back in the race or Zoufri would end it all after only half an hour of play on Day 5.
The flop came , not doing anything for either.
With the hitting the turn, Sperling had a ton of outs all of the sudden. Sperling was looking for an ace, queen or spade to double up.
He got none of those. Instead the hit and the German player living in the United Kingdom made his exit in second place for €184,820.