Oh, to be inside Vitaliy Lunkin's head right now. He completed the small blind on the button, only to see Brett Kimes raise to 620,000. Lunkin made the call.
The flop came
, and Kimes led out for 1.1 million. Lunkin quickly announced he was all in, a total of 2.876 million. Kimes had him covered.
"I think my gut's right," said Kimes, after tanking for a minute. Thirty seconds later, he made the call.
A complete catastrophe for Kimes - Lunkin flopped the nut straight against Kimes' middle pair. The turn brought the
to put four diamonds on board. Kimes needed a diamond for a chop, and he got it when the river filled
. For the second time tonight, Lunkin had an opponent crushed, only to see the board flush and overcoat his hand.
Meanwhile, Kimes lets out a huge sigh of relief, and play goes on as if that hand never happened.