Pascal Lefrancois was in the hijack and opened with a raise. Antoine Saout was two seats down on the button and announced a three-bet to 133,000. Action folded back around to Lefrancois and he took his time moving out a four-bet to 314,000.
Saout thought for a moment before he began stacking up green T25,000 chips. He pushed forward a tower that totaled 581,000 for a massive five-bet. Lefrancois came right back over the top with an announcement of a six-bet shove. Saout called and the hands were turned on their backs.
Both players were close in chips but it was actually Saout who was all in and at risk for his tournament life, as Lefrancois had him covered by just 68,000. Saout went to the community cards looking for an ace, but found no help on the flop. The board paired deuces with the on fourth street, meaning Saout would have to drill the ace on the final card to stay alive.
It was not meant to be, however, as the completed the board and eliminated Saout from play. He will collect $80,700 in winnings while Lefrancois has vaulted into the chip lead. He's now sitting on 4.6 million for the largest stack in the room.