From under the gun, Dan Smith raised the pot to 280,000, and Alexey Rybin called in the hijack.
On the flop, Smith took some time before announcing a pot-sized continuation bet with very few chips behind. Rybin moved all in, and Smith called.
Smith immediately showed his cards, while Rybin rolled them over one after the other. Smith was in desperate shape and needed running aces or spades to avoid elimination, and he was left drawing dead on the turn. That made the river a mere formality, and Smith had to settle for seventh place and a payday of $146,961 after finishing third in this very event one year ago.
All remaining players are guaranteed at least $197,007 for their efforts.