Mikita Badziakouski first doubled through Justin Bonomo and now he bit into the other big stack as he clashed against Stephen Chidwick in a massive pot, the biggest of the tournament so far.
Badziakouski was on the button and he open-raised, provoking a three-bet to 160,000 from Chidwick who was in small blind. Badziakouski, however, fired back, four-betting to 425,000. Chidwick called within his allotted 30 seconds, sparing all timebanks he had left.
The action halted on the flop where Badziakouski checked back but the intensity exploded on the turn.
Chidwick checked to Badziakouski again and he cut out a small 250,000-bet. Chidwick announced a raise to 1.5 million and Badziakouski counted his stack, looking whether Chidwick's raise effectively covers him or not. Then he made the call for all his chips, knowing he wouldn't have to technically move all-in. Chidwick nodded, understanding the situation as he allowed the showdown without verifying the exact amounts.
It became evident that the river card would be the most important card so far dealt in the Super High Roller 2018. The stood with Badziakouski whose aces held against Chidwick's combo draw.
Badziakouski took over the pole position, catapulting his stack to 3.5 million. Chidwick, however, is still one of the bigger stacks in the room despite this deep wound.