Bill Chen Eliminated in 7th Place ($205,856); Bruno Fitoussi Eliminated in 8th ($169,879)
Wow! We told you this final table would be exciting, but no one expected an fireworks display quite like this so early on.
From under the gun, short-stacked Bruno Fitoussi raised all in for 170,000. Action folded over to Bill Chen in the hijack seat and he made the call before play slid to Michael "The Grinder" Mirzachi in the big blind. He reraised and made it 400,000 to go. Chen quickly moved all in for a little over 1.2 million and Mizrachi snapped.
Mizrachi tabled the to have a stranglehold on the hand against the at-risk Fitoussi and Chen, who held the and the , respectively.
The flop came down and Mizrachi's aces kept the lead. The turn was the and gave Fitoussi back a little bit of hope, but he would need another eight to fall on the river. Chen was looking for another king, but both were drawing thin.
The river completed the board with the and Mizrachi threw his hands above his hand in triumph as he won the pot to eliminate both players. Mizrachi now has a big lead with over five million in chips.
Due to Chen having more chips at the start of the hand, he finished in seventh place for $205,856. Fitoussi took home $169,879.