Mark Gregorich raised from the small blind, Oleksii Kovalchuk reraised from the big blind, and Gregorich called. The flop came . Gregorich checked, Kovalchuk bet, Gregorich raised, and Kovalchuk called. The turn was the , Gregorich bet, and Kovalchuk called. The river was the , and again Gregorich bet and Kovalchuk called.
"Ace-deuce," said Gregorich, tabling . Kovalchuk also had the nut low with , plus two pair for the high as well. Gregorich had been quartered, and Kovalchuk increased his lead.
A small rail of supporters cheered in support of the Ukrainian, with 2011 WSOP Main Event November Niner Anton Makiievskyi among them.