Dmitry Gromov was down to exactly 1,800,000 (15 big blinds) after that last hand, and needed to make a move soon. The next hand, he found a spot he liked. But it wouldn't turn out too well for him.
Alexander Lakhov opened the button, and Gromov shoved all in. Even before the circular "All In" button had hit his spot, Lakhov had already made the call by firmly placing a stack of 25,000 chips in the middle. Gromov must have known he was in trouble.
The cards opened soon enough, and Gromov was indeed trailing with his as Lakhov tabled .
Gromov had already come from way behind once today, eliminating Nicolas Chouity by hitting a one-outer, but wouldn't get as lucky twice today.
The gave him some extra runner runner straight outs, but he was down to three outs once the hit the turn. He needed an ace, and an ace only on the river to double up and make a comeback.
It wouldn't come, the hit the river and Dmitry Gromov literally left the stage immediately after shaking hands with Lakhov.
"Thank you dealer" said a gentle Lakhov quietely when Gromov had long left. Gromov takes home $215,000 for his runner up finish.