Brian Ray got his last 640,000 or so into the middle from the cutoff, after a previous raise by another player was called by Athanasios Polychronopoulos. With the action back on Polychronopoulos, he thought things through for a moment before electing to call with . Ray revealed the and the two were off to the races.
The flop brought a little something for both players, as Ray's eights had held through three board cards, but Polychronopoulos found the nut flush draw.
The turn was moved Polychronopoulos into the lead, and Ray was left looking for a six to complete a gutshot straight, or an eight to make a winning set.
The blank of the river knocked Ray to the rail, and Polychronopoulos has once again moved his stack to the upper reaches of our leaderboard.