While all remaining tables were already on their 45-minute break, a long hand played out on one of the tables near the rail, drawing a sizable crowd as eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel was involved in the action.
It was Jose Preciado who opened up with a raise to 50,000. Erik Seidel called all in for his final 27,000, Dave Alfa called, and Ken Saito called as well. All players quickly tapped the table on the flop.
Saito, having just 48,000 behind, shoved all in when the turn came the . Preciado called, while Alfa pitched his cards in the muck. With two players at risk and no more action, the three hands were on their backs.
Saito was ahead with two pair sevens and eights while Seidel needed a non-diamond deuce to save his tournament life. The river, however, brought the to pair Preciado's ten for a bigger two pair and give him the double-knockout.