James Calderaro raised from the hijack to 325,000, and Ioannis Patsourakis called from the big blind.
Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Patsourakis checked, Calderaro bet 350,000, and Patsourakis called.
The river card was the , Patsourakis checked, Calderaro bet 500,000, and Patsourakis stopped to think for a while.
Patsourakis said that he would be raising or folding, and Calderaro said they were both bad options. “A call might be bad for you too.”
After some more thought, Patsourakis called with for a rivered nine-high straight, but Calderaro turned over to win the pot with a rivered spade flush.
James Calderaro – 7,565,000 (63 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis – 2,425,000 (20 bb)
With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (42 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.