James Calderaro got it all in from the button for 3,365,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Isaac Kempton in the cutoff.
The board came , and Calderaro paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.
After the hand, Calderaro said that nobody wanted him to leave the table because he was too fun.
“Seriously,” said Calderaro. “Is there anybody here who wasn’t rooting for an ace?”
Nobody said anything for a few moments, and then Kempton slowly raised his hand and said, “I was rooting for a ten.”
James Calderaro – 7,230,000 (36 bb)
Isaac Kempton – 4,915,000 (25 bb)
With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.