From the button, JC Alvarado raised and then Dan Smith reraised all in from the big blind. Alvarado quickly called holding the . Smith held the and would need to get lucky if he wanted to end it here.
The flop sums up just what kind of tournament it's been for Smith, coming down to give him the lead. Heck, it's summed up his entire year with the way he's been winning everything he touches.
After the flop put him in front, it was just a matter of the on the turn and on the river before the deal was signed, sealed and delivered. Alvarado finished the hand second best and the tournament runner-up, taking home €788,675. That is by far the largest score of Alvarado's career, but still leaves a bitter taste in his mouth as any second-place finish will do.