As Daniyar Aubakirov lost a few more chips and dropped below 15 million, he was then in the big blind and got it in against Connor Drinan for a pot of just over 29 million when he called the open shove of his opponent.
Aubakirov had the chance to score yet another double up and held the superior hand for the third time when they headed into the showdown. Nothing at all changed on the flop and the turn made it very likely that the kicker would play.
However, the hit on the river, and that improved Drinan to aces and nines, sending Aubakirov to the rail in second place. The Kazakh has to settle for a quite impressive consolation prize of $1,041,414 while Drinan scores his first bracelet and top prize of $1,423,049.
A full recap of today's action is to follow.