Davidi Kitai, three-time bracelet winner and a regular on the European (High Roller) poker circuit, opened under the gun for 14,000 with blinds at 3,000 and 6,000. Quan Zhou, a Chinese high stakes regular who frequents the games in Europe as well, three-bet to 32,000 two spots down the table. Action folded back around to Kitai and he called.
The flop came and Kitai carefully tapped the table to indicate a check. Zhou checked behind rather quickly.
The hit the turn and Kitai bet 27,000. Without giving himself much time to think, Zhou raised to 70,000. Kitai called.
As the completed the board, Kitai checked. Zhou shoved all in for 376,000 and Kitai instantly called, and showed his for the rivered full house. Zhou tabled for the failed bluff.
Both their hands were quickly turned over again by the dealer as there were more all ins to wait for. After three more all in and calls had been played out (in two the short stacks won, in the third the short stack lost), it was finally time for the moment to show the cards to the public. Tournament Director Jack Effel came over and asked the two players to reveal their hands. Kitai was first and showed his full house. Zhou casually threw open his failed bluff and waved to the crowd, while players began celebrating the fact they had just cashed.
Quan Zhou and Roger Campbell played a single hand to determine who finished in 1,086th and 1,085th, a hand won by Zhou. With that win, Zhou officially finished in 1,085th place, earning himself a ticket for the 2018 WSOP, worth $10,000.