The 10 remaining players went on a 15-minute break and returned trying to reach the final table. Eric Siegel found himself short, he moved all in from under the gun for 45,000 and it folded to Steven McKoy in the big blind.
“Good news for you,” McKoy said. “I haven’t looked.”
They both laughed, McKoy called, and they both sweated his peel. First was the .
“That’s good for me,” Siegel said. “That’s my best card.”
McKoy’s last card was the and Siegel was in great shape with .
The flop came , safe for Siegel and the turn was . The river was bad news when McKoy paired the to send Siegel out.
“I felt it coming,” Siegel joked with McKoy. “I just thought it was going to be the turn.”
With Siegel eliminated, the clock was paused as the last nine players drew seats at the final table.