Jason Lavallee opened to 42,000 in middle position, Carla Sabini tried to raise to 44,000 on the button, not seeing that Lavallee had already raised, and then opted to call. Luca Pagano moved all in for 476,000 from the small blind, and Talal Shakerchi re-shoved for around 625,000 from the big blind.
"I'm outta here," Lavallee said, pitching his cards into the muck, and Sabini followed suit.
According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, these two hands chop 90.67% of the time, but Shakerchi found himself drawing dead after the flop came . The turn and river came , respectively, doubling Pagano to 1.063 million chips.
The defending champion was left with around 150,000, and the action folded to him in the small blind the next hand. He moved all in, Sorel Mizzi quickly called, and the cards went on their backs.
The Brit found no help on the flop (), the turn (), or the river (), and was eliminated in ninth place.