After Cody limped in for 30,000 on the button, Gus Hansen raised to 98,000 and Cody shoved all-in, moving in for the kill on his short-stacked opponent. Hansen talked to himself while he deliberated, saying "I don't know how I can keep folding" as he went to his water bottle for relief.
Hansen went even deeper in the tank, wincing and counting out stacks of chips as the British-laden audience began heckling him with drunken, soccer-style song.
Eventually the Great Dane announced that he was calling and flipped up the , while Cody revealed the . The players went to the flop with a chop all but certain.
The flop came and a split pot appeared all but inevitable.
When the turn card came the loudest cheer of this year's WSOP erupted, as Cody caught the perfect card and vaulted into the lead. Hansen was down to his last card and needed to catch any heart for a chop, or a seven for the win.
And with that, Jake Cody completed a dominant performance in which he needed only 800,000 chips to capture the entire 2.4 million stack of the Gus Hansen.
The British phenom will look to win his first WSOP bracelet in tonight's Final Round, where he will square off against Yevgeniy Timoshenko in a heads-up duel for the title. Check in with PokerNews.com at 8:30pm for updates throughout the Finals of the $25k Heads-Up Championship.