The flop read and a player in early position checked to Erik Hellman. Hellman has been the chip lead for the past couple of levels and sits with around 312,000. Action was on him and he bet out 1,200. The early position player made the call and both players were granted access to the turn.
The then appeared on fourth street and we had a repeat of action with a check-call from Hellman's opponent for 4,200. The dealer then landed the on the river and again the earlier positioned player checked and Hellman bet out, this time for 8,400. After about 40 seconds passed the early position player made the call.
Hellman flipped over for a pair of aces with a jack kicker. The early position player's response was to flip over for a pair of aces with a beter kicker. Hellman scoffed, and watched as his opponent stacked his newly found chips. Despite this last hand Hellman hovers right around the 300,000 chip mark.