Dan Shak folded his button, and that was probably a very good idea. Viktor Blom raised to 150,000 in the small blind, and Galen Hall went ahead and shoved all in for 1.54 million from the big. Snap-call! Cards up.
Hall: a big sigh... then
"Those nines do hit though, don't they?" Hall asked rhetorically, hoping to conjure up a set. He could not. The board ran out , and that's that.
It's hard to say enough about Galen Hall's efforts here at the PCA. He won $2.3 million by binking the Main Event last time around, and this time, he was just two places from hoisting the Super High Roller trophy. He'll have to settle for a third-place consolation prize worth nearly a half-million dollars for now, but he'll be taking his seat in the Main again tomorrow with an eye on a repeat.