Vladimir Geshkenbein just took down a monster pot from Neil Arce, further increasing his chip lead over the field.
Arce opened the pot with a raise to 100,000 and Geshkenbein made the call from the small blind.
Both players checked the flop and saw the fall on the turn. Geshkenbein then fired a bet of 163,000 which was quickly called by Arce.
The river delivered the and Geshkenbein took a long sip from his beer before counting out a bet of 350,000 and sliding it into the middle. Arce made the call and Geshkenbein proudly tabled a pocket pair of fives for a set. Arce mucked and was left with 1.5 million in chips.
Geshkenbein improved to 2.97 million in chips with the win.
Making a final table is always a special occasion for any poker player.
Not only do they have the opportunity of being the last one standing while walking away with a potentially life-changing first prize, but they also can do it all in front of their friends and family.
Currently on the rail we find Kent Del Rosario supporting fellow Filipino Neil Arce after busting from this tournament earlier today.
While on the rail for both Grant Levy and Danny Huynh, we find Team PokerStars Pros Lee Nelson, Emad Tahtouh and Joe Hachem along with Johnny Huynh, Joel 'StrongPlay' Dodds, David Ewing and Van Marcus.
With the bright lights of the final table arena being a spectacle that stands out on the Grand Lisboa gaming floor - it will be no surprise to see the crowd increase as the night goes on.
Johnny Chan has doubled up on the first hand since being moved to the feature table.
Facing an 80,000 preflop raise from Chan under-the-gun, action folded to Vladimir Geshkenbein who raised enough to put Chan all in (210,000). Both blinds folded and Chan made the call, tabling to find himself slightly behind Geshkenbein's .
The board that ensued fell in favor of Chan who doubled through to 471,000 in chips.
The tournament clock has been paused while the players go on a 15-minute break. While they're gone, their chips will be moved to the feature TV table where we're play down to a winner, as the Main Event just concluded.
Johnny Chan opened with a raise to 50,000 from the button and when the action reached Vladimir Geshkenbein in the big blind, he kicked it up to 140,000. Chan made the call and the two went heads-up to the flop.
Two checks sent the action to the turn, , where Geshkenbein checked, Chan fired 105,000 and Geshkenbein immediately announced, "All in."
Chan counted down his stack and pondered a call, but ultimately tossed his cards into the muck pile.
After the hand, Chan dropped to 215,000 in chips while Geshkenbein improved to 2.1 million.