Ludovic Lacay open-shoved for his last 415,000, a nickel shy of a pot-sized raise. Daniel Alaei proceeded to make a quick call, and Miguel Proulx made a quick fold.
And now, once again, we came a to dead standstill at Ville Mattila. He couldn't seem to figure out how much the bet was despite the chips being tidily stacked out in front of him. He pointed to both piles of chips, asked a few questions, and fumbled with his chips. He asked Alaei if he would check it down with him. The dealer immediately stepped in and Alaei was the one who said, "You can't ask me that. Just play."
After about another minute, Mattila still couldn't figure out the bet, and the dealer tried her best to move things along, "Okay, you are the big blind. You have 120,000 out there. If you want to call, it's 295,000 more. You can give me 300,000 and I will give you 5,000 back."
No joke. Mattila still couldn't quite get it, and he once again asked how much the total bet was. Alaei and Lacay called the clock almost simultaneously, and Mattila began to get angry. He let the clock tick down to zero and slid his cards back to the dealer with a few words to his opponents and the floor man. In any event, Lacay was now at risk, and the cards were turned up:
The all-in player stood as the dealer sealed his fate with a board of (3h}.
Unable to improve, Ludovic Lacay has been eliminated in fourth place. He'll pocket more than a quarter-million dollars, but he sure would have preferred the bracelet that he came so tantalizingly close to. Things might have turned out differently if Lacay could have won any one of the five all ins that he lost this evening. 0-for-5. The featured table arena is now nearly empty with the exit of the French contingent.