Faraz Jaka was dealt , and he came in raising to 435,000. Around in the big blind, Mark Drover peeked down at and took a few seconds' pause. When he did act, it was to reraise all in for 3.44 million total, and Jaka snap-called to flip a coin for the knockout.
The crowd came to life again as supporters of both men yelled the cards they wanted at the dealer. "Jack ball, jack ball, jack ball," Drover was rooting, but the flop was a big, dry desert. The turn was a miss too, and Drover was drawing dead to six outs.
That, too, is a miss for Drover, and he's been parted with all his chips. His PCA Main Event run comes to an end in fifth place, and that's good for nearly a half-million dollars in consolation money.
Jaka, on the other hand, has also ticked across the ten-million-chip mark.