Sergey Tikhonov fired a bet of 8,500 that was called by reigning champion James Bord on the board of . The river paired the board with the and Tikhonov checked. Bord took a minute and then bet with all of his chips for 42,200. Tikhonov took a few moments, but then folded his hand. Bord showed the .
"Absolute champion," said James Dempsey. "Absolute champion."