In the very first hand of the final table, Gary Herstein opened to 75,000 in early position, Brian Berend made it 255,000 in the cutoff, the button and blinds folded, and Berend called to put Herstein at risk.
Herstein's kings were in good shape, and held up on a board of . Herstein, who came in as one of the short stacks, doubled up the first hand of the day.
Gary Herstein - 1,065,000
Brian Berend - 1,395,000