In two hands, Romain Lewis went from hero to zero, and there was absolutely nothing he could do about it. After doubled Mohamed El Bakkouri in the previous hand, he got involved in the biggest pot of the tournament so far.
Arron Fletcher opened to 60,000 on the button. Romain Lewis three-bet from the big blind to 140,000. Fletcher moved all in, which was effectively for Lewis' total stack of 860,000. The French pro snap-called the shove, creating a pot of over 1,5 million in chips.
Lewis was in fantastic shape to claim the chip lead, but the flop was devastating: . Fletcher took a commanding lead with a set of tens. Suddenly, Lewis found himself on the brink of elimination, needing one of the remaining aces to survive.
The on the turn and on the river proved of no avail for Lewis, who saw his dreams of winning the WSOP Circuit ring come to a shocking end. Lewis received a consolation price of 61,000 MAD, Fletcher now sits behind a towering stack of 2,7 million.