Joao Vieira opened the hand with a raise to 250,000 from early position before Sam Grafton three-bet to 625,000 from middle position. Joao Simao, who has been battling with Grafton all day today, cold four-bet to 1.3 million. This got rid of the button, blinds, and Vieira but not Grafton. Grafton five-bet to 2.8 million. Simao thought about it for a bit, used a time extension card, and shoved for 8.6 million. Grafton did a quick double-check on his cards before he called.
The flop of [Kh10h10s] hit Simao but it wasn’t enough to take the lead. Grafton asked for a queen on the turn for a sweat but instead got the ; still giving Simao some additional outs. The on the river was a blank and Simao hit the rail.
Grafton, meanwhile, has almost 19 million in chips which should be enough to call the Englishman the chip leader of the partypoker MILLIONS UK Main Event.