With three players busting on the bubble - Zhen Cai, Kori Hunter, and John Dwyer - and only one 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event seat to give away, Jack Effel decided to get a little crazy.
The three split the first $18,406 prize, earning $6,135.33 each, then pulled high cards for the $10,000 seat.
"Alright, Max," Effel told the dealer. "Let's scramble 'em up."
Max obliged, shuffling the cards then fanned the 52 across a table in the middle of the Amazon Room. Hunter was first, and he opted to sweat his card. He eventually turned over the , leaving him drawing very slim, and Cai quickly took the lead with the man with the ax - the .
Dwyer was the last to pick, and because spades and hearts rank higher than diamonds, there were six cards in the deck that could give him the $10,000 seat: .
He also pulled a red six - the - and Cai was the winner of the hi-card bonanza.
The remaining players are all in the money, and guaranteed a minimum of $18,406, but all eyes are on the $10 million first-place prize.