Erik Seidel was just five cards away from victory, but a nasty ace snatched it away.
It happened when Vitaly Lunkin raised to 240,000 with the and Seidel popped it to 725,000 after looking down at the from the big blind. Lunkin agonized over the decision for several minutes and then seemingly out of nowhere announced that he was all in. Seidel snap-called and it seemed the rail could sense a winner was about to be determined.
That changed just as soon as the flop delivered Lunkin a pair of aces and the lead. Neither the turn nor river helped Seidel and Lunkin doubled on the hand.