Brandon Wong and Sebastian Saffari battled through the stud-8 round, with Saffari being all in at one point by third street and surviving with a chop. They then moved to no-limit hold'em, and had cycled through the first five hands with Wong failing to bite after a couple of all-ins from Saffari.
Then came the sixth hand of the round, which again saw Saffari open-pushing from the button, this time for about 180,000.
Wong checked his cards and having found a good calling hand called right away.
Wong had woken up with the best hand in hold'em, and as both players' loud rails of supporters cheered their respective men on, the dealer spread the flop. The then came on the turn, earning some additional response as it gave Saffari a chance at a saving straight. But the river was the , and Wong's aces had held.
Saffari earns a nice $135,932 payday for coming on spot shy of the title, while Wong has won his first WSOP bracelet!