With about 5,000 in the pot and a flop of , a young player in middle position checked to grizzled veteran John Spadavecchia in the cutoff. Spadavecchia, who finished third in the 1994 Main Event, took the opportunity to bet 5,000, only to have his opponent move all in.
Spadavecchia only had 10,200 behind, so a call constituted all his chips. He thought long and hard before spiking them in the pot, as if he were ready and willing to gamble.
Spadavecchia was at risk and behind against his opponent's set; however, any ten or diamond would give him the lead. "Yessssss!" Spadavecchia exclaimed as he slammed his fist down on the table after seeing the hit the turn. A harmless river gave Spadavecchia the double, brining him up to 35,000.
Meanwhile, a short-stacked Jesse Martin has been eliminated from the tournament.