Chun Law raised to 75,000 from the cutoff. Sergej Barbarez three-bet to 270,000 on the button, more than half his stack. Law called and both players saw the flop appear.
Law checked, Barbarez put the rest in and Law snap-called.
Both players had flopped trip aces with Barbarez holding the lead with ace-king. The former professional soccer player improved to a full house with the on the turn. Law could still win by pairing one of his kickers and did so with the on the river.
Barbarez stood up from the table and held his hands against his head in disbelief. The German with Bosnian roots, who played 47 matches for the Bosnian national soccer team, will have to try another time to capture his first bracelet. He received $21,172 for his deep run.