Sean Windover has been short-stacked for a while but is nevertheless trying to drive the action, and in this hand he opened to 300K. Cristian Burcea, on his immediate left, flat called as did François Graton-Valiquette. Jay Srinivasan in the big blind came along for the ride and there were 4 to the flop.
The dealer laid out the first three community cards: .
Jay and Sean both quickly checked, and Cristian bet 500K. François instantly shoved, the other two players folded, and Cristian called.
Both players had hit their low card, but François’ kicker had him solidly in the lead.
The turn came and then François groaned as the came out to give Cristian two pairs. It took him about half a second more to recognize that he had hit the nut flush to stay alive jn the tournament.