Jinho Hong opened to 600,000 from under the gun and Arsenii Karmatckii three-bet to approximately 2,500,000 in the hijack, representing the majority of his stack. Action folded to James Romero in the small blind and he cold four-bet jammed for approximately 9,800,000. Hong called and had Romero covered, and Karmatckii thought about it and folded.
A crowd of people gathered around to witness the massive flip with a huge amount of equity on the line.
The dealer spread the flop as the rail started to get even louder with anticipation. The turn left Romero needing an ace or king to survive, but the river bricked out and Hong's rail exploded as the South Korean player took a sizable chip lead.
Meanwhile, Romero was eliminated in sixth place following his deep run, good for $129,041.