Cody raised to 150,000 and Jesper reraised to 500,000. Cody thought a good bit before reraising to 1.3 million. Jesper counted out his chips before moving all in...and Cody made the call.
He held to Jesper's and the crowd pressed close to the table to see the action. Jesper had Cody covered by a spare 25,000 chip.
The flop came to give Jesper a set and send he and his friends jumping up and down in wild jubilation. The on the turn sealed the deal for Hougaard and left Slaubaugh drawing dead, the on the river a cruel reminder of that.
Cody Slaubaugh stormed back from a 7.5-to-1 chip deficit to seize control of the heads up play early on, but after dominating for so much of the day Jesper Hoagaard battled back and won the decisive hand with the slimmest of leads. Cody Slaubaugh wins $389,128 as today's runner up and Jesper Hoagaard and his extremely enthusiastic band of supporters are celebrating his winning the $610,304 prize and, of course, his first World Series of Poker bracelet.