We didn't see how the money got in, but there was already more than 100,000 pulled into the middle when Ryan Jaconetti got his last 453,000 into the middle with . He can't really be faulted for going with that hand, but Julian Stuer woke up with , and he was poised for the knockout with his big stack.
Jaconetti stood up to sweat his fate, and he was giving play-by-play updates to a lady standing on the rail, about a table length away. "Ace-king against aces," he pointed out. The cameras encircled the table, and the dealer ran out a pretty useless flop. "We need a ten," Jaconetti announced, rocking back and forth on his heels nervously.
Someone at the table said, "The turn card always brings a sweat," and he was right.
"Jack for the miracle," Jaconetti pleaded, down to his last card.
"Ohhhhhh!" Jaconetti yelled, stampeding over to the rail for hugs and kisses. "Championship!" he yelled. When he returns to the table, he'll have more than a million chips again.
"I practice that so much, too," he joked with Stuer after the hand.