Prosper Azoulay began heads-up play versus John Palmer with a 5-to-1 chip deficit, however he has been battling hard the last level and has managed to even the game.
In the most recent hand, he called a 280K preflop raise from the big blind, and both players checked the flop. When the turn brought the , Prosper lead for 500K, and John followed. On a river, Prosper moved all-in, forcing John into the tank. A few minutes passed before Prosper called “time” on his opponent, and with only a few seconds left before his hand was declared dead, John announced the call. Prospered tabled for a full-house, and slid forward 2.36M to be doubled up.
Once the hand was over, John’s lead was cut down to just 300K, meaning both players were basically even stacked. They decided to make a deal, locking in $15,807 each all the while leaving an extra $2,000 for the eventual winner.