In just the third hand of the final table, Wenling Gao raised to 1.4 million and was called by Samuel Taylor in middle position.
The duo went heads-up to the flop on which Gao continued for 1.75 million and picked up a call.
Gao then checked the on the turn which prompted a bet of 4.2 million by Taylor. What followed was a check-raise to 11.9 million by Gao and Taylor made the call to create a pot of more than 31.9million.
The fell on the river and Gao bet 8.75 million. Taylor moved all in for 9,918,268 total and was quickly called by Gao.
In the showdown, Taylor turned over the for a flopped set of nines but Gao's had turned a set of aces. The 9th place finish of Taylor comes with a payday of $230,395.