Trevor Uyesugi was still out of his chair for this hand, and Ludovic Lacay raised 180,000 into his dead big blind. Daniel Alaei called, and they took a heads-up flop of . Lacay checked, and Alaei was going to bet. He cut out 400,000, broke it down, then shuffled it back together. Then he took four of the chips back onto his stack and cut down the 300,000 and shuffled it back together again. Then he grabbed the four chips back off his stack, cut and shuffled 400,000 again. He moved it forward into the middle, and cut 300,000 of it out into the pot, plopping those four remainder chips back atop his stacks.
Without wasting too much time, Lacay verbally announced a raise and slid out 1.5 million in three towers of green chips. Alaei waited patiently for Lacay to finish, then helicoptered his cards into the muck.
Ludovic Lacay raised and Ville Mattila reraised from the big blind. Lacay called and created a pot of over one million before we even saw a flop.
The flop came down and Mattila bet 260,000. Lacay thought for a moment and then made the call.
The turn brought the and action was on Mattila again. He fired all in for 625,000 and this sent Lacay into the tank for a couple minutes. He checked his holecards again and ever pulled out the amount in order to make the count while counting down his own stack. Eventually though, Lacay made the fold.
Mattila showed the for just trip sixes on board with a king-queen kicker. Lacay smirked, but didn't look too happy as he gave up the pot and a chance to knock out Mattila.
Trevor Uyesugi raised from the button and made it 130,000 to go. Ludovic Lacay reraised from the small blind to 450,000. Daniel Alaei contemplated his action in the big blind, but folded in the end. Uyesugi made the call.
The flop came down and both players checked. After the turn produced the , pairing the board, Lacay fired 350,000. Uyesugi went back and checked his cards before tossing them into the muck. He was left with 1.08 million in chips while Lacay moved to about 3.7 million.
Ludovic Lacay raised to 150,000 from the button, Daniel Alaei made a quick call from the small blind, and the two men were heads up the rest of the way.
The flop came out , and both men checked. That put the out there on fourth street, and now Alaei led out with a bet of 215,000. Lacay called without delay, and the drew one last bet from Alaei. He announced 475,000 and slid those chips forward, and that sent Lacay deep into the tank. He took several long minutes to consider, occasionally turning his glance to Alaei to check on him. Finally, Lacay took one last look at his cards and plopped them into the muck.