Anton Smirnov Eliminated in 8th Place ($53,614)
The pot was raised an indeterminate amount before the flop, and the first three board cards read when we caught the action.
Anton Smirnov checked from the small blind and Brandon Cantu — who had won several of the previous pots by raising preflop and continuing for 28,000 to force folds — made it 49,000 to go this time.
Smirnov quickly made the call and the turn card came , prompting another tap of the table by Smirnov and another bet by Cantu, this time for 120,000.
After pausing for a beat to assess his stack, Smirnov tossed a few yellow T1000 chips forward and announced himself all in. Cantu immediately shot out of his chair and asked for a count, and as soon as he heard the raise was for 300,000 more he forcefully announced the call.
Cantu was correct in determining his turned top pair to be best, and Smirnov was left searching the deck for aces, fours, or spades to catch up. The river came , though, and Smirnov missed his multiple draws to go bust, while Cantu continued to roll through this third and final day of play.