Jean-Robert Bellande opened with a raise to 24,000 from the cutoff seat and got one caller in Robert Lipkin in the small blind. The flop came and both players checked. The turn then brought the … and action.
Lipkin led with a bet of 36,000, then Bellande made it 136,000 to go. Lipkin waited a short while, then declared he was all in for his last 250,000 or so. Bellande quickly called.
Both players had king-high straights, but Bellande was freerolling with his flush draw. The dealer burned a card and dealt the river -- the ! The crowd here at the main feature table reacted audibly with a roar in response to the sight of Bellande's flush, and the two players shook hands before Lipkin left the stage.
Bellande bounces back up to 1.302 million.