Nacho Barbero limped from the button and Fabiano Kovalski moved all in out of the big blind. Barbero snap-called to put Kovalski at risk.
Barbero had his opponent dominated and, if he could hold, would secure victory and his first WSOP gold bracelet. The flop kept him ahead as did the turn. The river saw Barbero let out a yell and run over to his rail to celebrate. Kovalski, meanwhile, came into the day as the short stack and was able to spin that up to a second place finish, an impressive accomplishment.