Aaron Schaff selected PLO, and it proved extremely beneficial.
He opened under the gun to 14,000, and Robert Mizrachi (cutoff) and Frank Kassela (small blind) called. In the big blind, Daniel Idema woke up with a pot raise to 70,000. One by one, each player made the call, building a massive pot. The flop rolled out , and Kassela thought for about 30 seconds before pushing all in for about 240,000. Idema folded, and Schaff announced all in over the top. Mizrachi tossed his hand into the muck after thinking for a bit.
Kassela was in awful shape with a worse draw and a worse hand. Idema lamented folding the best hand, and the dealer burned and turned a to give Kassela some hope in the form of a flush draw. The river was a brick though, and Kassela became the first player eliminated at the official final table.