First hand saw Franck Kalfon open to 160,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and antes.
Joseph El Khoury raised to 190,000 preflop and Jeffrey Hakim, his compatriot, moved all in for 875,000 from the next seat. Suddenly, [Removed:4] reraised all in for 2,670,000 in the hijack and it was folded back to El Khoury. Finally, the latter of these folded pocket nines face up.
Hakim was in big trouble and the flop could only compound his problems coming . Hakim now needed perfect-perfect but the on the turn meant he was already walking out of the door. The river meant nothing and we're down to seven.