After being chipped down to around 40,000, JC Tran moved all in from the button and was called by Dominykas Karmazinas in the small blind. Elliot Smith then moved all in over the top for 208,900 total, and after contemplating it for about a minute, Karmazinas released his hand.
Tran pointed to his ace in reference to his over card, which was his best hope. While the flop did not deliver an ace, it did pair Tran's eight and give him some extra outs. The turn was not one of them, and neither was the river. Tran made his exit in third place and left Smith (265,000) to face Karmazinas (735,000) in heads-up play.