After a flop of , Moura Willyam got it all in from the hijack for about 205,000 against two other players — Shane Barnard in middle position, and Michael Scoma on the button. Any additional betting would create a side pot.
The turn card was the , Barnard bet 190,000, and Scoma moved all in. Barnard was clearly not happy, and asked, “Do you have ace-king?” as he called all in for about 250,000.
All three players turned over their cards, and Scoma did, indeed, have ace-king.
Michael Scoma: (ace-high straight)
Shane Barnard: (king-high straight)
Moura Willyam: (two pair, queens and jacks)
The river card was the , and Scoma won the pot with his ace-high straight to eliminate both players on the same hand.
Michael Scoma – 2,625,000 (131 bb)
Shane Barnard – Eliminated in 197th Place ($1,215)
Moura Willyam – Eliminated in 198th Place ($1,215)
With 196 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 625,000 (31 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,215 each.