Kevin Chiem opened on the button for 20,000 and John Taylor made the call from the small blind. The flop was the and Taylor checked. Chiem bet 27,000, Taylor raised and Chiem quickly announced "all in" and it was a snap-call from Taylor.
They had both flopped top pair, but Taylor had the best of it with the , as Chiem flipped over . The turn was the and the river was also of no help to Chiem and he is the first casualty of the final table.