Hand #17: Mike Mustafa had the button. He raised to 35,000. Manig Loeser called from the small blind and Eric Blair came alive out from the big blind with a three-bet to 115,000. Mustafa would not be bullied, however, as he made it 205,000 to go. Loeser got out of the way and Blair shipped all in for roughly 830,000. Mustafa called and the hands were revealed:
The board fell and Blair was able to connect, pairing his ace and finishing with the best hand. Mustafa was forced to ship over double-up chips and is now crippled.