Daniel Alaei limped in from the button and Miguel Proulx checked his option in the big blind. The two players left in the event took a flop of and would would've thought it'd be their last.
Proulx checked and Alaei bet 250,000. Proulx made the call. The dealer burned and turned the on fourth street, prompting a check from Proulx. Alaei bet the pot for 900,000. Proulx raised all in and Alaei made the quick and cheap call.
Alaei tabled the and Proulx the .
When Alaei's good friend and railbird Tommy Le saw the hands, he inched closer to the stage and yelled, "He's drawing dead, he's drawing dead!"
Well, not quite Tommy. Proulx could still catch a ten and make a higher full house.
The river couldn't do it though when the landed and that was it. Alaei's father was rushing down to get to the table when the river card hit and actually tripped and fell. No worries though, he popped right back up with a giant smile on his face and embraced his son in a big hug.
For Proulx, he'll have to do with a runner-up finish good for $482,265, coming up just short of capturing two PLO bracelets at the 2010 WSOP.