Forget a knife, you could cut the tension with a toothpick here today, and especially as the big money jumps near.
One player who won't be taking as big a piece of the pie as he'd hoped is Joe Hachem, having just been eliminated courtesy of Howard Lederer.
It was The Professor who lit the first spark, making a standard raise from the button. Hachem reraised to 49,000 from the small blind, Lederer put him all in for 88,000 total and Hachem made the call.
"Ace of spades!" commanded the Aussie contingent. "One time... Actually, another time. One more time."
On this occasion, however, there were zero times, the board coming to send the 2005 Champ hurtling towards the rail. The sugar, therefore, remained unpassed.