Level 18 (5000/10000/10000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 24
Chip Average: 315,000
William Sadka (pictured, center), who came into Day 2 with 152,500, has been quietly moving up the leaderboard, and has just broken into the half-million club.
We arrive at his table to see a hand already in progress between Sadka in middle position and Pej Preemo in the big blind. The board reads Q♥J♠T♣6♦, and Preemo leads the turn with a bet of 24,000 into a pot of around 60,000.
Sadka calls and the river brings the 5♣. After a little bit of Hollywooding, both players check it down.
Sadka turns over A♦J♦ for second pair and Preemo mucks.
William Sadka - 536,000
Pej Preemo - 365,000