Arkadiy Pervyy Bakhtin was buoyed by his ladder up the payout and went into aggressive mode. Several shoves made it through without calls until he made one for 3,550,000 after Hector Pacheco opened to 500,000 on the button.
“OK, let’s go!” Pacheco said.
Bakhtin was ahead but needed to dodge Pacheco’s two live, suited cards. The flop came to improve Bakhtin to a pair of deuces, the turn gave him sevens up, but Pacheco hit the river to make a bigger two pair to send Bakhtin out in third place.
Hector Pacheco – 24,475,000 (245 bb)
Arkadiy Pervyy Bakhtin – Eliminatedin 3rd Place ($28,310)