Down to just 10,000, just two chips and less than a big blind, Isaac Haxton called all in from under the gun plus one. Action folded to Jens Lakemeier on the button and he raised to 175,000, putting both the small blind and big blind all in on top of putting Haxton at risk.
The small blind folded right away. Big blind Stephen Chidwick asked for clarification on who would bubble if two bust-outs happened at the same table, and folded as soon as he heard it was according to stack size and the prize would not be chopped.
The players were instructed to keep their hands down awaiting play to finish on all the other tables.
"I hope you have a really bad hand Jens" Haxton said to Lakemeier.
"I might have" Lakemeier answered with a mysterious smile.
It got busier and busier, railbirds and players from other tables all stood by as Haxton and Lakemeier were to reveal their hands.
"It feels so good, having all these people here supporting me!" Haxton said sarcastically.
"Ike! Ike! Ike!" chanted one railbird.
When it was time to open the cards, Lakemeier turned out to be a huge dog in the confrontation.
The flop came and it took some seconds for the audience to realize that Haxton still had some outs to dodge. "Ooohh!" reacted the crowd after seeing the ten, "Ahhhh!" followed seconds later upon realizing a seven would grant Lakemeier a straight.
The hit the turn, followed by an even louder "Ahhh!" from the crowd and a sincere "Oh my god!" from Matas Cimbolas.
"Pair the board please," Haxton said. The dealer did not oblige: on the river.
After bubbling the €25,500 Single-Day High Roller III the day before yesterday, Isaac Haxton was now the last one to go before the money in the €10,300 High Roller. It's not all bad for Haxton this week, though, he won the first €25,500 Single-Day High Roller this week for €559,200.