Brant Hale has been the quietest player at the table so far, both verbally and with his play. He is one of the short stacks, and didn't play a hand until he was all in preflop with of spades. Unfortunately for Hale, he was dominated by the of Bryan Pellegrino. The flop came down , putting outs for a chop, along with a world of turn cards that would make the river very interesting. One of those came on the turn, the , giving Hale flush draw outs as well.
The came on the river, and Daniel Negreanu knew immediately what that meant: "chop it up". Indeed both players played aces and nines with a queen kicker, and Hale got a chop to survive the hand.