Michel Abecassis open-raised all in for 49,000 (a little over 16 big blinds) from early position. Next to act, Fayad Ghassan set out a column of chips adding up to 100,000 for a reraise, and the rest of the table skedaddled. Abecassis then tabled his and Ghassan his , the pair nodding and shrugging to one another as if to say "que sera sera" as the dealer prepared to deliver the community cards.
The flop came , then the turn brought the to give Abecassis straight possibilities. Then came the river… the ! A straight for Abecassis, earning him the pot, tourney survival, and a pat on the shoulder from Ghassan.