Robert Pisano was first in from the hijack, and he opened the pot to 280,000. Gianni Direnzo came along with the call from the small blind, and the two men went heads-up to the flop.
It came , and Pisano kept the pressure on with a bet of 410,000. Direnzo shoved for 2.35 million, and Pisano didn't waste too much time calling to put his opponent at risk of elimination. Cards on their backs, gents:
It was the wrong time for Direnzo; Pisano had the goods. The turn drew an arms-in-the-air celebration from Pisano and his cheering section on the rail. Direnzo was already drawing dead to the river, and he has been eliminated in 29th place. That's good for more than $300,000, but he's he's cancelled his reservations in tomorrow's Day 8.