One last bit of end-of-night drama to report, this one a big hand involving Mike Johnson and Yury Gulyy. (In fact, this one happened at super-big-stack Chris McClung's table, though he wasn't involved.) We came upon this one on the river, but full details were related to us shortly afterward.
Back-and-forthing before the flop ended with Gulyy four-betting and Johnson calling. The flop came , and Gulyy continued with a bet of 8,000. Johnson raised to 17,000, then Gulyy appeared as though he desired to reraise again, but had only put out the calling chips and reached back, and so a call it was. The turn then brought the , at which point Gulyy shoved his remaining 30,000 or so and Johnson quickly called.
Gulyy tabled the and Johnson the . There was about 110,000 in the middle, chips that appeared likely headed Johnson's way. But then came the river -- the ! Gulyy had hit his two-outer, and ends the day with that large stack.
"Oh, I couldn't have played it any better!" said Johnson afterwards, noting that he'd likely have been among the Day 1c chip leaders had he avoided that river queen. Instead he bags up a little over 39,000.