Lex Veldhuis just took down a big pot that has shot him up into one of the top five stacks in the room. We caught the tail end of the hand, so Veldhuis gave us a walkthrough after the hand was over. As the cards were being dealt out, a black ace was unintentionally exposed that would have been dealt to Veldhuis. Despite that misfortune, it didn't stop Veldhuis from raising under the gun to 800. Two players in middle position called, as did the button, and Farha raised it up to 4,000 in the small blind. Only Veldhuis and the button called, and the three saw a flop of .
Farha led out for 5,000, and Veldhuis elected to call. The button then shipped his 20,000 stack in the middle, and Farha made the call. It was on Veldhuis now, and he elected to go all in for 16,000 more! Farha then went deep into the tank, and despite all of the money in the pot, he elected to fold. It was a good fold at that, as Velduis showed a monster.
Despite missing out on the first ace he was dealt, Veldhuis still had pocket aces! He would need to dodge a seven, four, or two to win the pot. He did so on the turn, the , and the river, the . Veldhuis scooped the giant pot, putting him over 80,000 while Farha was knocked down to around 20,000 on that hand.