On the final hand of the night, Mel Judah opened to 125,000 from the button. Shchmelev called from the big blind. The flop came down and Shchmelev checked to Judah who fired 125,000 again. Shchmelev reraised to 350,000. Judah called.
The turn was the and Shchmelev potted it for 950,000. Judah announced all in and Shchmelev called quickly.
Judah had flopped trips, but Shchmelev had done him one better and flopped a full house. It looked grim for Judah unless he could river a chop, but the river was the , not allowing for that. With that, Judah was eliminated in second place while Shchmelev claimed the first place prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.