Phil Hellmuth opened big to 320,000 from the small blind and then called when Stephane Albertini moved all in from the big for nearly 900,000.
Albertini was way out in front, and the kept him there. "Six of spades would be nice," Hellmuth said. While that card would have given him a bunch more outs, the that did turn left him drawing to just two sevens headed to the river. The French contingent leaned in close as the dealer burned and out down the . It took a moment for it to sink in, but Hellmuth had hit his two outer to eliminate the Frenchman.
As Albertini's supporters moaned in disbelief, Hellmuth walked around the table and shook hands with his opponents. The "Poker Brat" is now heads-up for bracelet 13.