Time For Mike To Ngo (5th)
On the very first hand after the break, Hinkle pops it up to $325,000 from the small blind. However Ngo in the big blind now quietly announces allin for $1,500,000 or so and after a long pause Hinkle makes the call for what is a giant three million chip pot.
Ngo : A♥ K♠
Hinkle: A♦ J♣
High Up The Bad Beat Scale!
A bit of a cooler in the blinds, but Ngo looks ready to double up with his dominating hand.
The flop comes 3♥ Q♥ 5♦, bringing no help to either player and keeping Ngo's dominant big slick on top.
The turn falls the 8♦ and Ngo's supporters cheer their man on with gusto as he prepares to double.
River: J♦ !
A dramatic final card as Hinkle spikes the jack he needed to send the unlucky Ngo crashing out and his stunned supporters reach out to console him.
Mike Ngo is OUT, eliminated in 5th spot, winning $268,154.
Hinkle cuts out a raise to $250,000, only to find Theo Tran shoving behind for $1,500,000. Ferguson goes through his usual quiet routine of cupping his jaw in his hands and thinking, before he too raises his stack ALLIN!
Hinkle ducks out of the way and we find ourselves in a race situation as Ferguson tables 8♠ 8♦ and Tran shows A♣ K♠.
A flop of 3♦ J♣ T♣ gave Tran a few more outs to hit and he turned the K♣ to hit the lead, with TPTK and the nut flush draw.
Only one card in the deck could save Jesus now, but the 6♠ was not the 8♥ he required, and for once Jesus' miraculous ability to win coin flips deserted him, leaving him crippled after that hand.
As the most celebrated name at the final table, Chris is probably the best supported player here and his vocal railbirds seemed most displeased at watching their idol lose this pot.
Tran's Not The Man (4th)
The dominant chip leader Hinkle raises on the button to $250,000 and Theo Tran flat calls from the small blind.
The flop falls A♣ 4♥ K♣ and once Tran checked, Hinkle bet out $350,000. Tran called.
The turn fell the A♠ and again Tran checked. Once again Hinkle was in no mood to slow down, betting out $700,000 in chips this time. Again, Tran made the call.
The river was the 4♦ and Tran checked for a third time, only for Hinkle to set him in!!
He called, showing A♦ Q♦, but Hinkle had outflopped him, holding A♥ 4♦ for a mighty full house that sent Tran spiralling off to the rail.
Theo Tran is OUT, eliminated in 4th spot for $327,148