Last year, Spencer Hudson cashed in 122nd place in the PCA Main Event for $20,000. He just went out this year after making a deeper run and earning a little bit more cash, but it wasn't a kind exit.
From middle position, Cristian Folescu raised to 22,000 and Hudson called out of the big blind. The flop came down and Hudson checked. Folescu fired 32,000 and Hudson check-raised to 92,000. Folescu tanked for a bit and then reraised all in. Hudson called all in for 330,000 or so.
The turn brought the to pair the board. It kept Hudson in front, but he wasn't out of the woods just yet. Hudson still needed to fade Folescu's straight draw and one overcard to his pair of jacks.
The river landed with the and that was one of the cards Hudson didn't want to see. It gave Folescu a straight to the king and sent Hudson out the door.