Brandon Crawford Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,909)
Hand #5: KT Park opened for 20,000, James Park called and Shawn Silber called from the big. All three players checked the flop, the turned and KT bet 28,000 after Silber checked to him. James made the call, Silber folded and the completed the board on the river. KT checked, James bet 53,000 and KT thought for well over a minute before folding his cards.
Hand #6: Eric Shanks opened for 20,000 and Noah Schwartz called from the button. Shawn Silber came along from the small blind and then Brandon Crawford did the same from the big, leading to a flop. Three checks saw Schwartz fire out 38,000, only Crawford called and the dealer burned and turned the . Crawford checked, Schwartz bet 87,000 and Crawford hit the tank. Eventually he emerged and moved all in, which Schwartz snap-called.
Schwartz had flopped the nut straight while Crawford, who if you recall finished as the Day 1 chip leader, held three pair. That meant Crawford needed one of his cards to pair on the river, and although the paired the board, it wasn't the card he needed.
Crawford exited the ESPN Main Stage to a nice round of applause on his way to the payout desk to collect $19,909.