Hand #116: In the first hand after returning from the impromptu break, Josh Arieh raised to 125,000 from the small blind only to have Ardit Kurshumi three-bet all in for 1.215 million.
"Here we go. I don't think I can fold," Arieh said before making the call.
It was a flip, but Arieh would need to improve if he hoped to eliminate Kurshumi, something that proved easier said than done in the four-handed battle. The flop was safe enough for Kurshumi, but just like he turned an ace in an earlier hand to double, Arieh turned an ace to take the lead.
The turn left Kurshumi looking for a four on the river to stay alive, but there would be no miracle as the improved Arieh to trips. Kurshumi exited in fourth place on his way to the payout desk to collect $176,684.