Valentin Vornicu attempted to fold with his but was informed that wasn't allowed as he was bring-in. He swept his cards back up and when the first two folded to Phongthep Thiptinnakon with his and he completed, Vornicu decided to defend. When Vornicu caught a , he raised Thiptinnakon and they got it in.
Thiptinnakon was narrowly ahead and he won the race to a pair with appearing as his next two, giving him eights. Vornicu caught bricks with the . Thiptinnakon turned over a worthless , so it was on Vornicu to peel the last card and see if he could make a better pair.
"Yesss," he whispered, turning over the .