In the very next hand after Sinel Anton's elimination, Joni Jouhkimainen and Samuel Rodriguez created a 1.1 million pot preflop and saw a flop of . It was an action flop as Rodriguez flopped two pair holding and Jouhkimainen had an up-and-down straight draw with .
Rodriguez's last 2.32 million ended up in the pot and the players were on their feet, especially when the turn gave Jouhkimainen an added flush draw. Much to the dismay of Rodriguez and those hoping to see a Spaniard take down an EPT for the first time, the spiked on the river to complete Jouhkimainen's flush. The local player exited the stage in fifth place to a nice round of applause.