Viktor Blom raised first to act, and Dan Shak called to see what the board would bring.
For starters, it brought , and Shak check-called 115,000. On the turn , Blom bet another 280,000, and Shak matched him once again. The river came the , and the two men were content to check it down.
Shak showed for the winning pair of aces, and Blom flashed his that couldn't get over the hump.
Shak has closed the gap, climbing to within a million chips of Blom now.