That was the big one, the pot that contained almost all the chips in play.
David Chiu brought it in with the , and Ylon Schwartz completed with the . Chiu called, and off they went to play the biggest pot of the four-day tournament.
Chiu: (x-x) / / (x)
Schwartz: (x-x) / / (x)
Chiu bet his lead on fourth street, then again on fifth. Schwartz called the first time, but he raised the fifth-street bet. Chiu reraised, Schwartz made it four bets, and Chiu flatted with a curious look. It took the dealer at least a half-minute or more to pull all the bets into the middle.
On sixth, Chiu flatted one more bet, and then seventh street was pitched out. Schwartz squeezed, paused, and checked. Chiu took his cue to make a quick bet, but the surprise check-raise came from across the table. As Schwartz cut the raising chips into the pot, his hands were visibly trembling, something we're not used to seeing from him. Chiu knew something was amiss, but he had to put the last 200,000 into the pot. Call.
Schwartz had quads. He showed down / , a monster hand to win a monster pot. Chiu could only smirk at the situation, and he flashed the from the bottom of his hand before slapping his cards down into the muck.
After that exchange, Chiu is left with just 200,000 lonely chips.