Coming back from the recent break, Eric Baudry opened up his game and took a few pots down with preflop raises. Perhaps feeling emboldened by his new aggressive image, Baudry raised to 115,000 holding the button.
Kenneth Griffin was in the small blind and decided enough was enough. He three-bet for his entire stack of 3,000,000 or so chips and put Baudry to the ultimate test. With the action back on him, Baudry called to put his tournament life at risk.
The players were flipping a coin with the pocket pair against overcards confrontation. Griffin stood to watch the flop arrive, and when he saw it come he pumped his fist slightly after surviving three board cards. The turn card came and Baudry was down to his last chance, but the river was dry, coming .
Baudry offered the remaining three players a sincere congratulations and departed the table with a smile on his face. With the knockout, Griffin built a commanding chip lead and now sits with 4,900,000, which is more than twice that of his nearest competitor.