Michael Chow was all in for 7,000 from the small blind, and he was up against Richard Ashby and Alessio Isaia.
The flop came , and an Isaia bet folded Ashby out of the way. Chow was at risk, but he managed to find a luckily strong hand without even looking. Isaia turned over , and Chow peeled his cards over one by one:
... ... (bink!)... .
The aces held as the turn and river came and , and Chow tripled back to 21,000.
On the next hand, Chow limped in for 20,000 of his 21,000, and Alessio Isaia called from the small blind. Jason Steinberg raised from the big, Chow dropped his last yellow chip into the pot, and Isaia called the extra bet as well.
The first four board cards came , and Isaia check-called a bet on the flop, then check-folded the turn. Once again, Steinberg would not be able to eliminate Chow.
Steinberg was drawing live for the knockout, but a blank river card means Chow is still sticking around. He was up to 63,000 after that triple, then stole the blinds on the next hand to move to 93,000.