With the board showing and about 3.9 million already in the pot, David Jackson got it all in from the big blind for 4,400,000 with for a set of jacks.
Jackson needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the (flush draw, gutshot straight draw) of James Calderaro on the button.
The turn card paired the board with the , the river card was the , and Jackson turned a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.
David Jackson – 12,700,000 (51 bb)
James Calderaro – 950,000 (4 bb)
Two hands later, James Calderaro moved all in under the gun for 950,000, and Isaac Kempton called from the big blind with . Calderaro turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket nines held up for Calderaro to win the pot and double up in chips.
James Calderaro – 2,275,000 (9 bb)
Isaac Kempton – 4,925,000 (20 bb)
A few minutes later, James Calderaro got it all in from the button for 1,525,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of David Jackson in the big blind.
The board came — Jackson turned an open-ended straight draw, but Calderaro won the pot with a rivered pair of queens to double up in chips.
James Calderaro – 3,425,000 (14 bb)
David Jackson – 11,000,000 (44 bb)
With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 6,975,000 (35 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $79,480.