John Two-Bears raised under the gun to 1,200,000, Ben Boston moved all in from the hijack for 3,900,000, and Two-Bears called with . Boston turned over , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket fours held up for Boston to win the pot and double up in chips.
Ben Boston – 8,800,000 (22 bb)
John Two-Bears – 10,000,000 (25 bb)
A short while later, Pedro Catinchi and Song O. have built up a huge pot (~9 million) with the flop showing . Catinchi checked, and Song O. moved all in for 4,700,000.
Catinchi asked for an exact count and thought for a bit before he said, “I think you missed,” and he called with .
But Song O. didn’t miss — he turned over .
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and the aces held up for Song O. to win the biggest pot of the tournament so far and double up into the chip lead.
Song O. – 18,400,000 (46 bb)
Pedro Catinchi – 8,450,000 (21 bb)