Hand #49: Dario Sammartino raised to 85,000 from middle position only to have Steve O'Dwyer three-bet all in from the button. Sammartino, who had about 650,00 back, folded his hand.
Hand #50: Andrey Andreev raised to 80,000 from the hijack, O'Dwyer called from the cutoff, and then both players checked the flop. Andreev proceeded to bet 100,000 on the turn and O'Dwyer folded.
Hand #51: O'Dwyer raised to 95,000 from the hijack and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #52: Jeremy Ausmus raised to 80,000 from the button, Sammartino called from the big, and it was heads-up action to the flop. Sammartino check-folded to a bet of 75,000.
Hand #53: A short-stacked Dan Smith, who was so ill last night he went to the hospital after play to get some fluids and antibiotics, shoved all in from middle position for 505,000 and Charlie Carrel looked him up from the button.
It was a flip, and while the flop didn't hit Carrel directly, it gave him a lot of outs to win the pot. The turn was one of them, and suddenly Smith needed one of the two remaining deuces to stay alive. The dealer burned one last time and put out the . Smith missed and became the first player eliminated from the final table after 53 hands of play.