Oleksii Kovalchuk has been one of our more patient players throughout this tournament and his girlfriend has been by his side throughout every hand. Unfortunately for him, and maybe fortunately for her, he has some spare time on his hands courtesy of Ramzi Jelassi.
Jelassi raised to 10,000 and Kovalchuk defended his big blind. The flop was and Kovalchuk check-raised all-in for around 90,000, after Jelassi had c-bet 13,000. Jelassi made the call and we had our showdown.
Kovalchuk was in a world of hurt and only a minor miracle was going to save him from elimination.
Turn: and river and it was all over.