Rob Manjura got it all in from UTG/cutoff for 1,500 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of David Jackson in the big blind.
The board came , and the pocket nines held up for Manjura to win the pot and double up in chips.
Rob Manjura – 3,450,000 (12 bb)
David Jackson – 10,750,000 (36 bb)
Rob Manjura moved all in again from UTG/cutoff for 3,450,000, Isaac Kempton called from the button, and Paul Balzano called from the small blind. David Jackson asked for a good look at Kempton’s stack before he folded in the big blind.
The flop came , Balzano checked, Kempton moved all in, and Balzano folded.
Manjura showed for a pair of kings, but Kempton turned over for a pair of aces. Manjura was drawing very thin, and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and Kempton won the pot with a set of aces to eliminate Manjura in fourth place.
After the hand, Balzano looked at Kempton and said, “You asked for aces, and you got them.”
Kempton said, “I waited a long time for them.”
Isaac Kempton – 16,250,000 (54 bb)
Paul Balzano – 5,700,000 (19 bb)
Rob Manjura – Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,434)
With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 11,620,000 (39 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $135,794.