During hand-for-hand play, an opponent on the button raised it up to 13,500 before the flop; Viacheslav Zhukov called from the big blind, making it heads-up to the flop that read . As the ESPN crew swarmed around the table, Zhukov checked from the big blind and the the button bet 13,500.
Zhukov called, then check-called the button's bet of 29,000 on the turn of the before checking again on the river of the . The button asked for a count on Zhukov's stack (it was about 116,000), but then snap-shoved for 222,000.
It would be Zhukov, however, would double up after calling with for a runner-runner two pair, against the button's for nothing but air. Now that was a hero call that required Herculean cajones.
"I'm not playing to fold," said Zhukov. "I'm playing to win!" Both players are still alive and hand-for-hand play continues!