When you're leading the World Series of Poker Main Event at the end of Day 6, with 80 players to go, it must be an exhilarating feeling.
Staring down another 71 eliminations before the final table is set, though, is a daunting task. But that's exactly what poker pro Jerry Wong managed to pull off.
A full-time poker pro since 2008 and a $3.3m+ winner online, Wong clearly had the skill and experience to get the job done and used every last bit of it to slide in with the second-smallest stack of the November Nine.
For a guy who's been desperately close to a huge score before - Wong busted 11th in the 2012 WCOOP Main Event on a gross one-outer with AA vs 66 and 13th in the WCOOP Main the year after - it's likely extra satisfying.
It hasn't been all near misses in his career, though, as Wong won a WCOOP braelet in 2014 and finished third in the 2013 PCA Main Event for $725,000.
With his extensive resume and experience both live and online - and poker friends like Mike Leah in his corner - Wong is as good a candidate to take the title home from a short stack as you can be.
Chip Count: 10,175,000
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Career Live Tournament Earnings: $1,317,539
WSOP Cashes: 19
Online Nickname: Hummylun
Twitter Handle: @HumLun