Gaelle Baumann moved all in for 5.2 million from the hijack seat, Andras Koroknai called in the small blind, and Michael Esposito folded from the big blind.
Chants of "Nine! Nine! Nine!" filled the mothership before the flop fell . Baumann could now chop with a three or any running pair cards.
The crowd erupted at the sight of the on the turn, even though it didn't pair Baumann. The last woman standing could only be saved by a nine (win), a three (chop) or an eight (chop).
The completed the board, and the rail exploded. Those who made the official final table celebrated, while Baumann's French contingent fell momentarily silent.
Then, for one last time, the crowd serenaded her with chants of "Gaelle Baumann."
The Octo-Nine is now set, and we will have full chip counts for you shortly.