Action moved to last year's PCA Main Event champion Galen Hall on the button and he raised to 35,000. Isaac Haxton was in the small blind and reraised to 85,000. Play got back to Hall and he reraised all in for 580,000 effectively. Haxton snap-called to put himself at risk.
Haxton tabled the to be in dominating shape against Hall's , but things changed shortly thereafter.
On the flop of , Haxton fell behind Hall's top pair. Yes, Hall did hit to take the lead, but Haxton could still win the hand by hitting his gutshot straight draw or an ace. He could also go runner, runner to a flush.
"Feelin' good about this one," said Haxton.
The turn brought the and that left Haxton needing just an ace or a queen on the river. "Still like my chances," he added.
Despite all of Haxton's good vibes on the hand, the on the river left him in the dust and eliminated him from the tournament. Hall is now the chip leader and the day is done. We'll have a complete wrap on the day along with chip counts shortly.