MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup raised to 7,500 from early position and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman, who has been the big-time chip leader most of the day, called next to act.
The player on the button then moved all in for 9,000, both blinds got out of the way, and two calls were made.
On the flop, Alsup bet 10,000 and Friedman called to create a side pot. The dealer then burned and turned the , which saw Alsup bet 23,000, leaving himself 54,500 behind.
Friedman paused a few beats before sliding out a stack of orange T5,000 chips for a raise to 100,000. Alsup hit the tank for nearly two minutes, seemingly on the verge of folding. He was hesitant, seemed to waver back and forth between calling and folding, but eventually settled on the former.
Alsup had top two pair but it was no good as Friedman had bottom set. That said, both Alsup and the at-risk button player were drawing live.
The dealer burned a final time and put out the on the river. It was a safe card for Friedman, who scored the double elimination and chipped up to 570,000, nearly seven times the current average stack.