Joseph Patalano got his short stack all in preflop from the big blind against Igor Evseev (button) and Frederic Konowitz (small blind). Any further betting would create a side pot.
Both players checked all the way down on a board of , and all three revealed their cards:
Frederic Konowitz: (nine-high spade flush)
Igor Evseev: (nine high)
Joseph Patalano: (five-high spade flush)
Konowitz won the pot with his higher flush to eliminate Patalano in ninth place.
Frederic Konowitz – 910,000 (36 bb)
Igor Evseev – 270,000 (11 bb)
Joseph Patalano – Eliminated in 9th Place ($920)
With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 685,000 (27 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $1,183.