Rafe Kibrit began this hand with 1.025 million in chips and raised to 180,000 after Elie Payan limped in from the button. Payan made the call and the flop brought the . Kibrit fired a pot-sized bet for 360,000 and Payan re-potted it to put Kibrit all in. Kibrit made the call and he was at risk.
The turn brought the and although it gave Kibrit a set of aces, Payan nailed a heart flush. Still, the board could pair on the river to give Kibrit the double up.
The river completed the board with the and that was it. Payan had made his flush and it held up, allowing him to eliminate Kibrit from the tournament in second place and more importantly win the tournament. For his runner-up finish, Kibrit earned $181,222.