Paul Berende had already dropped down to 130,000 when the following hand occurred. From middle position he raiesd to 4,200 and Manfred Sierke called in the seat to his left. Full Tilt's Professional Viktor Blom squeezed from the small blind to 15,600 and the action was back on Berende.
Berende decided to put in a four-bet to 34,200 and that got Sierke to fold. Blom tanked for a very long time, asked how much Berende had behind, and then made the call.
The flop brought and Blom checked to Berende who bet 30,000. Blom tanked for quite some time again and moved all in. Even before Blom had moved his chips across the line it was Berende who made the call.
Blom had a gutshot and the hopes of hitting either a seven or an eighth but the turn brought the . The river brought the and Berende could do nothing but laugh about the way this huge pot played out.
As Berende left the table Blom said, "Hey Paul, I'm sorry man."
"No man, it's okay. Good luck in the tournament," Berende said as a true gentleman before exiting the tournament area.