David Peters opened to 1,350,000 with from the cutoff and Julian Thomas defended his big blind.
The flop came and Thomas check-called 1,200,000. The turn was the and Thomas checked again, and this time Peters bet 4,500,000. Again Thomas called.
The river was the and Thomas checked for the third time, and with 15 million in the middle, Peters bet 19,300,000 leaving himself less than a million behind.
Thomas folded, allowing Peters to close the gap to the German in second place.