As we fast approach the bubble Ioannis Papathanasioy has decided to help himself to Ruper Elders stack. He just doubled up through Elder with pocket aces and then this happened.
Elder raised to 8,000 from first position and Papathanasioy cold-called on the button which also brought the big blind along for the ride. The flop was the and Elder bet 12,500 when checked to. Papathanasioy made the call and the big blind folded and the two new foes saw the turn of . Elder liked it and he bet 28,000 but Papathanasioy raised the bar slightly higher with a raise to 64,000 and Elder made the call. The river was the and both players couldn't check quick enough.
"I have ace high," said a sheepish Papathanasioy showing
Incredibly, ace high was good as Elder mucked his cards and Papathanasioy could not believe it.