From under the gun, Roberto Romanello raised to 8,500 before play folded to Mendel Benoit. He reraised all in for 62,000 after thinking for a minute. Everyone folded back to Romanello and he called holding the . Benoit had jammed with the .
The flop, turn and river ran out and Romanello's hand held. He made sure to stand up and shake Benoit's hand upon his exit. He congratulated him on the run and reiterated over and over that Benoit played extremely well all tournament. Benoit mentioned that he chose to ship there because Romanello was opening under the gun a lot to attack the players in the blinds.