This photo was taken when the river hit during the biggest pot in WSOP history. There's plenty of info available on how that hand went down so we're going to take a closer look at what was happening around the final table.
Match up the numbers in the photo with the descriptions below to see what was really going down.
- Jon Duhamel, enveloped in a crowd of jersey-clad supporters, locked in an embrace of victory. We're betting it's his grandfather. Duhamel came into the final table as the big chip leader but his fate became uncertain as the field was pared down.
This pot represented the vast majority of chips in play and put Duhamel closer than ever to the Main Event title and $8.9 million.
- Joe Cheong, stone-still as the room explodes around him, keeps his eyes on the felt as the gravity of the situation sinks in. It was a high-risk play and he seems at peace with it blowing up in his face. All part of the job.
We've spoken with Cheong since and he's very enthused with his performance. It's hard not to be when you're taking home more than $4 million.
- Jack Effel, tournament director and MC at the final table, looks disappointed that the end is in sight. One big difference between watching this event live, as opposed to TV, is that here at the Rio you're treated to a 16-hour stream-of-thought narrative by Mr. Jack Effel.
His jokes aren't funny and he's prone to tangents but he's become a big part of the November Nine experience.
- We don't know who this is but we like the way he expresses his approval. As you can see by his shirt he's a Racener supporter and his man just made it into the finals.
- The French-Canadians, clearly identified by their hockey sweaters and lack of inhibitions, will be having the time of their lives on this trip to Las Vegas. It's not every day that someone you know wins $8.9 million, and in Sin City no less.