Action began on Bryan Pellegrino, who opened from middle position to 40,000 and change. Action folded around to John Eames on the big blind, who re-raised to 101,000 even. Pellegrino quickly re-raised enough to put Eames all in and Eames called off his stack of 180,000.
The flop put Eames in dire straights as he was facing elimination. A turn changed nothing, but the landed on the river, giving Eames a set of nines and sending Eames' rail into a chanting frenzy.
Eames is up to 370,000 while Pellegrino has slipped to 600,000.