Jonathan Little when he reraised an open from David Pham, then called a FieryJustice shove for almost two-thirds of his stack with A♦ Q♦.
Little had kings and had little trouble fading the three-outer on his way to up near the top of the leaderboard. Meanwhile, Gazes said his goodbyes a little later, handing the rest over to Matusow by running big slick into the Mouth's rockets.
First he picked up aces when Charles Marchese had kings to get it up over $600k; then, once he'd played his way close to $1 million in chips, he flipped a coin with Carl Restifo for Restifo's tournament life and came out on the winning end of a $1 million pot.
Restifo had queens, Pham had big slick and an ace in the window was all he would need.
Dimitri Haskaris had a roller-coaster of a day, getting up close to $1 million in chips before dumping most of those in a mindless play against Borgata prelim stud Jack Schanbacher. Both made the final 10, but Haskaris will start with just $945,000 when things get going on Day 5, considerably less than Schanbacher's $1.6 million, which puts him as close to Matusow ($1.85 million) and Jaffe ($1.78 million) as anybody.
Newman held on to most of his stack and will start the day with almost $1.4 million, ahead of Pham 's $1.2 million.
Meanwhile, New Yorker Charles Marchese stayed the course and will bring $963k to the party ahead of Tom Ngyuen, who rode the thrill ride as well today, rising up over $1.2 million only to end on $615,000.
A quiet day from Henry Doiban has him coming in as the short stack on $591,000.
Things will get going from Foxwoods at around 12 p.m. EST Monday and with just four eliminations until the TV final table is set, we could be looking at a sub-five-level day.
PL.com will be there from start to finish, if only to see whether the Dragon really can breathe fire, if FieryJustice is truly what we're all in for and if the Mouth will ever close.