Philippe Clerc Eliminated in 5th Place ($105,007)
Hand #59: Philippe Clerc Raised to 80,000, and Michael Zucchet called from the big blind. The players saw the flop heads up, and the dealer spread . Zucchet checked, and Clerc bet 100,000. Zucchet called, and the dealer turned the . Zucchet checked again, and Clerc bet again, this time for 180,000. Zucchet announced an all-in raise for 1,025,000. Clerc would be at risk if he called, and he went into the tank. After a couple minutes, he called, and the players turned up their cards:
Clerc had a pair of jacks and an open-ended straight draw, while Zucchet had an overpair. The river was the , a complete brick. Zucchet won the pot, knocking Clerc out of the tournament. He earns $105,007 for his fifth place finish.