First into the pot, Brent Wheeler made it 52,000 to go from middle position. He found action in three spots as Phil Laak, Nick Binger, and Nick Schulman all came along with him, the latter calling in position from the button.
The flop rolled out , and Wheeler was first to speak. He took pause, then made a pot-sized bet of 232,000. That folded Laak without incident, but Binger was not going anywhere. He shoved in for 372,000, and Schulman quickly mucked out of the way. Wheeler called, though, and the cards were on their backs. The two men were very close in chips.
Wheeler's aces couldn't fade three opponents, and Binger had flopped trips to take a big lead. There were still two cards to come, though, and Wheeler was still drawing live to the flush and a couple of backdoor combinations.
The turn was the , the wrong shade of black for Wheeler. Now brother Michael Binger crept in along the edges of the table, and we could hear him pleading, "No club, no ace. No club, no ace."
That's safe for Binger, and he suddenly finds himself flush with chips. When the stacks were counted down, he had Wheeler slightly covered, and we've bid farewell to another player. It's Wheeler out in 10th place on the final table bubble, good for a consolation prize of $25,874.
With the knockout, Binger leapfrogs into second place with just about 950,000 chips.