From under the gun, Amnon Filippi raised to 63,000. Tristan Clemencon flatted from the cutoff seat and everyone else folded before the two players were presented with the flop. Filippi led with a bet of 90,000 and Clemencon raised to 231,000. Filippi called.
The turn was the and Filippi checked. Clemencon announced that he was all in and Filippi reacted as if he couldn't believe what he just heard before snap-calling. He tabled the for top set and Clemencon flew out of his chair and turned over the in disgust. Clemencon took a few moments away from the table while the cameras rolled and Filippi quietly waited to see if the river brought the case seven.
The river completed the board with the and Filippi had successfully doubled up. He moved to over 2.6 million while Clemencon was knocked all the way back to just over one million.
Despite all of his poker success, that includes lifetime tournament earnings in excess of $2.8 million in live events, Filippi has only cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event one other time. In 2007, he finished in 498th place for $27,282. He's nearing the next pay jump that will more than double that result, but with the chips he recently picked up on this double up, Filippi could very well be in for the run of his life.