Yung Hwang opened the action for 20,000 under the gun and received calls from Ryan Eriquezzo and Matt Keikoan on the button and small blind respectively. David Peters was next to act in the big blind and thought for a few moments before moving all in for 165,000.
Hwang and Eriquezzo both folded, while Keikoan made a somewhat hesitant call.
It was a flip with Peters' tournament life on the line. The railbirds leaned in close while the media and players from the other table gathered round. The dealer burned a card and put out the flop. It was dry for Peters, who would need some help if he was going to survive.
The turn was not what he was looking for, which meant he needed either an ace or nine on the river to stay alive. The dealer burned one last time and put out the . Peters closed his eyes for a moment, took a deep breath, and then followed the floor to the payout desk in tenth place while the remaining nine players combined to the unofficial final table.