Petrangelo left Wang on life support but it was Jack Salter who administered the coup de grace.
The table folded around to Zuo Wang on the button and he asked big blind Nick Petrangelo how much more he had behind – 945,000 – before moving all-in.
Petrangelo hesitated for all of 5 seconds before tossing in the call and the cards were turned over.
It was a coin flip and Petrangelo quickly paired his jack when the flop fell with the turn and river running out and respectively. That timely bink saw Petrangelo stack up to 2 million while Wang was left with a paltry 100,000 – just over a single big blind.
Wang folded the next two hands before he got the last of his chips in under-the-gun with a single big blind and blinds Jack Salter and Quan Zhou checked the board all the way down.
Wang showed , Salter had and Zhou had meaning Salter’s pair of threes was good enough to win the pot and send Wang to the rail in 5th place for HK$ 995,000 (~US$128,042). The last four players have at least HK$ 1,290,000 locked up, which equals approximately $166,000.