Rui Cao raised to 375,000 with the and Mikita Badziakouski called with the . Both players checked the flop to see the on the turn, which saw Badziakouski bet for 250,000 only. Cao raised to 750,000 and Badziakouski called.
On the river, Badziakouski checked and Cao had 3,050,000 behind to move all in. With two time bank extensions remaining, Badziakouski used one of them and carefully studied the board before making the call and sending Cao to the rail in 2nd place.
Cao went out with flying flags and a bluff, and he takes home HKD13,217,000 ($1,683,648) for his efforts. The Frenchman will likely jump into the Short Deck Ante-Only event soon and the same applies for Badziakouski.
A recap of today's action is to follow.