Joseph Cheong has the button in Seat 2.
Action folds over to Filippo Candio in the hijack seat. He plays with some chips before raising to 1.325 million. Cheong calls from the button. Jonathan Duhamel pauses in the big blind and studies. He announces a reraise and his cheering section lets out a roar. He makes it 3.95 million to go. Candio moves all in for 14.95 million and the crowd jumps to its feet! Cheong doesn't fold quickly behind Candio and sits in the tank for a minute. He then folds and Duhamel quickly makes the call, putting the cards on their backs.
The flop comes down and keeps Candio well in the lead. The turn brings the and Candio is embraced by his railbirds on stage, knowing he's secured the double up. The river completes the board with the . Candio begins waving his arms up and down, trying to get his fans out in the audience to cheer. They oblige and the place goes nut.
Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is sitting right in front of us and commented, "Well, more chips for Grinder," after the turn card fell.
Candio booms to 31.875 million while Duhamel drops to 50.475 million. Duhamel is still leading the way.