Kayham Mokri raised to 75,000 before Mustapha Kanit made it 225,000 from the button. The blinds got out of the way and Mokri shoved to get a quick call from Kanit, who was at risk for just over 1,000,000.
The board ran out and Kanit made the straight to secure a big double through Mokri.
For a moment, it appeared that Kanit was not going to celebrate, but in due time he let out a room-shattering "Let's go!"
Action was heads up with over 500,000 in the middle and a full board of when Ren Lin fired 225,000 into the middle. Kayhan Mokri spent some time to consider his options before he tossed in the chips to call. Lin turned over for a pair of sixes, but Mokri showed to take the pot with a better kicker.
You can chalk this one up in the "never seen that before" poker category. Pierre Kauert busted in sixth place in the WSOP Circuit Main Event at King's Casino on...get this...a heads-up chop pot.
Yes, that's right, he became the first player ever, at least on a live stream, to be eliminated from a tournament in a hand he didn't actually lose. No one, not even the announcers, caught the mistake, and by the time it was discovered the pot should have been chopped, it was too late.
"It does fall under player and dealer responsibility and cannot really do anything about it at this point. If it wasn’t live streamed it would never have been realized and so we just move on," World Poker Tour's Executive Tour Director Matt Savage, who was not associated with the event, explained to PokerNews when asked how he would have proceeded.