John Juanda opened to 52,000 under the gun, and Steve Sung wanted to play for more. In the small blind, he shoved in for 270,000 total, and action came back around to Juanda. He'd spend a few minutes considering, eventually cutting the chips out of his stack to eye up the potential damage. He'd have 85,000 chips left if he made the call, and he eventually made the decision. He slid the 218,000 chips forward to put Sung at risk.
Sung patted, and Juanda drew one. "You have a good hand?" Juanda asked, and Sung's shrug wasn't much confirmation. "Jack?" Juanda tried again, and Sung showed his . Juanda tabled his as he threw a king into the discard pile. Let the squeeze begin.
Juanda put his head at table level to sweat, and he liked the start of it. "It's not picture," he said with a smirk. A moment later, he added, "Two across. Fifty-fifty." Then again a moment later, "Hearts." Finally, he peeled it over, and the was not the one Sung wanted to see. It spells his elimination in 4th place, good for nearly $100,000.
After the pot, Juanda and Sung shared a long handshake and a few words and nods with each other. With that knockout, Juanda moves up to 660,000, and we're down to our final three players.