Wenling Gao raised to 1.6 million and Stoyan Madanzhiev called. Madanzhiev led out 1.7 million on the flop and Gao put in a small raise to 3,944,000. Madanzhiev peeled, bringing an . Madanzhiev checked, Gao bet 5,644,000 and Madanzhiev raised to 15,040,000. Gao responded by shoving all in for about 81 million after a brief tank and Madanzhiev snapped it off.
Madanzhiev didn't even need to sweat the river, holding an unbeatable nut straight against one pair, so he locked up the bracelet and $3.9M on the turn. Gao missed out on victory and will receive a consolation prize of $2,748,605 for her efforts.
A full recap of today's action is to follow.