Hand #23: On the first hand of the new level, Sam Khouiss had the button. Play folded to Jesse Sylvia in the cutoff seat, and he raised to 71,000. Khouiss reraised all in for 213,000, and then Jonathan Duhamel moved all in from the small blind for a little over 400,000. After [Removed:17] folded fro the big blind, Sylvia snap-called and showed the .
Sylvia had his two opponents covered. Duhamel had the second most chips in the hand with the , and Khouiss had the .
"C'mon Sammy!" yelled Khouiss' supporters. "Ace of clubs!"
Just like the jack on the river earlier that saved Khouiss' tournament, the ace of clubs was delivered in the window on the flop. Khouiss took the lead with a pair of aces and held it after the landed on the turn.
Sylvia needed a queen to knock out his opponents, whereas Duhamel was looking for a nine to win the pot. Khouiss was just hoping to hold from here, but the poker gods had other things in mind.
The dealer burned one last time and then delivered the to the board, smacking Sylvia with a set of queens and the winning hand. Sylvia's rail, consisting of Russell Thomas, Connor Drinan, and Kitty Kuo, clapped and cheered for their man as he collected the pot to send Duhamel and Khouiss to the rail.
Because he had more chips than Khouiss, Duhamel took home fourth-place money. Khouiss officially finished in fifth place.