Steve Jelinek almost shoved under the gun - he stuck in a pot-sized 8,400 with just 300 behind. It folded around to Justin Smith in the cutoff.
"That all your chips?" Smith asked.
"Unfortunately yes," said Jelinek, waving his three T100 chips at him. Smith called, and in the big blind Jeff Madsen called too.
"You're all hoping I win, right?" Jelinek said to the players from the other tables who'd come over to gawk.
"I'm rooting for you Steve," called over John Kabbaj.
Madsen checked to Jelinek, who announced, "I'm going to bet them out," and went all in for his last 300. "You can raise," he added for the benefit of Smith. Smith however just called, as did Madsen. "Oh no," Jelinek lamented.
Madsen and Smith checked down the turn and the river. "I have three aces," announced Madsen and flipped - in fact a pair of aces and the pair of queens on the board, if one is going to adhere to the published rules for this event. Jelinek turned over for trip queens - and following a muck from Smith, Jelinek tripled up.
He's still the shortest stack in the room though, on a little under 30,000.