Alex Foxen has picked up a few good-sized pots to knock Andrew Lichtenberger down to about 1.25 million.
Then they played a pot on a board of . Foxen shoved the river, and Lichtenberger called, but both players had a five for identical eight-high straights to chop the pot.
Then Lichtenberger limped for 50,000, and Foxen checked his option in the big blind.
The flop came , Foxen checked, Lichtenberger bet 50,000, and Foxen called.
The turn card was the , Foxen checked, Lichtenberger bet 300,000, and Foxen called.
The river card paired the board with the , Foxen checked, Lichtenberger moved all in for 775,000, and Foxen thought for a little while before he called with for two pair, aces and sevens.
But Lichtenberger turned over for with the same two pair and a queen kicker. Lichtenberger won the pot to double up in chips.
Andrew Lichtenberger – 2,400,000 (48 bb)
Alex Foxen – 2,475,000 (50 bb)
With two players left, the average chip stack is about 2.44 million (49 big blinds). Here are the remaining payouts at stake: