Just a few hands into ten-handed play, Anthony Pons moved all in from middle position and received a call from Salvatore Bonavena in the big blind.
It was a classic race, but Pons needed to improve to stay alive. The Frenchman was on his feet to sweat the flop, which came down an unhelpful . The turn was of no consequence, and that meant Pons needed either an ace or queen on the river to stay alive. The dealer burned one last time and put out the , putting an end to Pons' deep run in tenth place and bringing us to the official final table.