Igor Devkin opened to 40,000, from the cutoff, and Nicolas Chouity three-bet to 105,000 from the button. The small blind folded, but Oliver Price in the big blind wasn't so eager to throw his cards away without a fight. Price, who was caught bluffing not too long ago, four-bet to 240,000.
Devkin knew enough and gave up, but Chouity went into the tank. Eventually, the Lebanese asked for a count on Price's stack, but the Brit did not respond.
But Price did hear the request, because after Chouity announced all in, Price snap called.
That's what they call a race, and this one was for the chip lead in the tournament with just two tables left. You could say this was the most important hand of the tournament for the both of them.
The dealer put the flop out there: . Both made sure if they had any diamond (they didn't), and Price realized he was well in the lead. Just a jack could spoil his day, or runner runner diamonds for a chop of course.
The dealer burned (slowly), and turned (again slowly) the ! Price couldn't believe it, and got up from the table with his hands in his hair.
Price still had outs for the chop, or for the win. Price needed a diamond or pair the board, but got neither: .
With that nothing card, Price hit the rail, as Chouity build a enormous stack and moved it to the last table of 10 of the tournament.