At a five-handed table, Dario Sammartino was first to act and raised to 360,000. His neighbor, 14-time bracelet winner and two-time One Drop final tablist Phil Hellmuth, shoved for 785,000. Martin Jacobson, on the button, min-raised to 1,210,000. Both blinds folded, and so did Sammartino.
"Nice hand," Hellmuth said gracefully.
The board ran out , and Hellmuth said, "Good game!"
After finishing fourth for $2,645,333 in 2012 and sixth in 2015 for $696,821, it's now a 10th-place finish for the "Poker Brat". It earns him $312,006 this time.
The nine remaining players are bagging and tagging for the night and will return to the felt tomorrow, all guaranteed $312,006 as they'll battle for the $3,686,865 first-place prize.