Alexander Lynskey was the next to leave the final table, in a hand where an irregularity might have saved Christopher Moorman’s tournament life.
The action was opened by Moorman from the cut-off to 11M. Lynskey, on the button, then moved all-in for roughly 45M. Karim-Olivier Kamal, in the small blind, asked for the count and made the call, however, he seemed to forget that Moorman had opened the pot because he immediately tabled his hand. With on display for all to see, Moorman made the fold, and Lynskey tabled his .
The flop was enough for a sweat with . Lynskey also had a significant contingent railing him so the excitement built quickly, but the run out had no heart to offer with the turn and river.
Lynskey will collect $40,000 for his fifth place finish.
Aaron Duczak was the next player eliminated when he lost a battle of the blinds to Karim-Olivier Kamal. Kamal raised from the small blind to 12.5M before Duczak went all-in over the top for something approaching 180M. Kamal quickly made the call and hands were tabled. Kamal held and Duczak showed . The board, , posed not threat to the nines, and Duczak left in fourth place, earning himself $58,000 in the process.