Stephen Song moved all in from the hijack for 400,000, Vikenty Shegal called from the small blind, and Ali Imsirovic folded face up in the big blind.
Song turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive against Shegal’s .
Imsirovic acknowledged the bad beat in terms of odds for Shegal that one of the nines is dead.
The board came , and Song paired his jack on the flop and rivered a Royal Flush to win the pot and double up in chips.
Stephen Song briefly left the table after the hand to go to the rail and tell his father about the Royal Flush.
Stephen Song – 850,000 (34 bb)
Vikenty Shegal – 565,000 (23 bb)
With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,455,000 (58 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $85,660 each.