Mark Betts opened for 75,000 from under the gun only to have Patrik Antonius three-bet to 200,000 from the cutoff. The button and both blinds folded, and then Betts moved all in for 580,000. Antonius snap-called and the cards were turned up:
It was a bad spot for Betts and both he and Antonius shared a king, but the Finn's ace had him way out in front. It got even worse when the flop paired that ace and left Betts in need of runner-runner. The turn kept him alive as a queen would give him a Broadway straight, but it would not come in as the blanked on the river.
With that, we're down to two four-handed tables (last year's field combined to a single table at the final eight players).