Amateur poker player Ofer Zvi Stern from Israel is one of the finalists hoping to win the World Series of Poker's $7.6 million prize at the Main Event in Las Vegas this week.
The players still in the hunt for the prize hoping to eat into Joe McKeehen's chip lead are - in order of chips - Israel's Ofer Zvi Stern, San Francisco's Neil Blumenfield, Las Vegas' Max Steinberg and New Jersey's Joshua Beckley and Thomas Cannuli.
McKeehen's performance was the talk of the night, although Zvi Ofer Stern's warning for too long in his decision-making process during the game was also discussed.
Steinberg said that ithe WSOP should adopt a shot clock to speed the pace up a bit when it is clear that a player is just Hollywooding.
Federico Butteroni is going home with $1.1 million. He has been in the last, and hanging by a few million chips, McKeehen pushed to go all-in. Butteroni's fans sang "jack, jack, jack" but none made an appearance.
For Chan, it was simple math. Against McKeehen's huge stack of chips, he believed that his king-queen combo would be a strong enough hand. He also leaves with $1.1 million.
Cannuli went all-in with a pair of aces and Steinberg only had a pair of tens. The flop, however, was Jack, ten, six - giving Steinberg three of a kind.
Neuville only had a couple of million chips when he moved all-in against McKeehen hoping that an ace-jack suited would save the day.
It seemed like it would be good enough as McKeehen only had a jack and six of hearts, but McKeehan's hand was transformed when the dealer revealed the last card.