Jean-René Fontaine Eliminated in 2nd Place ($409,249)
Hand #217: Fontaine limped the button and Mash checked. It checked down to the river, the board standing , Mash check-folded to Fontaine's bet of 5,000,000.
Hand #218: Mash folded his button.
Hand #219: Fontaine raised to 4,500,000 on the button. Mash three-bet to 11,000,000. Back to Fontaine, who four-bet all-in for nearly half the chips in play: 50,700,000. Call!
The rail, which had gone a little quiet for both players recently, erupted.
"Ladies love Howie!" merged with "Allez-la!" as the board came out , the queens holding with minimal sweat. Just like that, a heads up match that was edging towards epic territory comes to an end, Jean-René Fontaine picking up second place prize money after a sterling performance at the final table.