Daniel Alaei raised it up, and John Monnette reraised from the button. Alaei put in the extra 50,000 to continue on.
The flop came , and Alaei bet, with Monnette making the call. The turn fell the , and the action repeated with Monnette calling an Alaei bet. The river was the , and Alaei put Monnette all in for his last 45,000. Monnette called for his tournament life.
Monnette's aces take the high half, while Alaei snags the low with his ace-five playing. Chop it up.
John Monnette raised before the flop, and only Scott Clements came along from the big blind position.
The flop came , and Clements check-called a bet from Monnette. Fourth street was the , and Clements checked again. Monnette bet, and Clements check-raised to put his opponent to the test. Monnette put in his remaining 50,000, putting himself all in with that call.
Clements had flopped the straight and had the better low as the cards lay. Monnette would need some help to stay alive, and the was a good card on the river, making him the same straight as Clements. Monnette will get one quarter of the pot, staying alive by the skin of his teeth.
Daniel Negreanu has seen his stack shrink to the point he was just all in on the river versus Ben Boyd. No need to worry just yet for Negreanu fans though as the pot was chopped so he lives to fight another day.
Scott Clements opened with a raise, and Ben Boyd called from the big blind. Both players checked the flop of . On the turn, Boyd checked, then called a bet from Clements. The river brought the . This time, Boyd led out into the pot, and Clements made the call.
Clements made Broadway on the river, but the gave Boyd the winning flush, scooping the pot for him.
Scott Clements has been leaking chips of late, staying with hands then having to let them and his chips go. This hand was a role reversal as he three bet Daniel Negreanu preflop, on the flop and on the river after the turn was checked through.
Before the flop, Tom Koral got his final 105,000 chips into the middle, and both John Monnette and Daniel Negreanu called to put him at risk.
The board ran with the two live players check-checking each street.
The pot goes to John Monnette with his aces up, as his king kicker out-pipped Negreanu's queen. Tom Koral couldn't hold his kings, and he has been eliminated in 7th place. He'll take home more than $65,000 for his work over the last three days.