Hand #16: The was exposed accidentally. Mark Newhouse raised to 400,000 in middle position, Luis Velador called in the big blind, and the flop fell . Velador checked, Newhouse continued for 450,000 and Velador folded.
Hand #17: Andoni Larrabe raised to 400,000 from under the gun, Scott Mahin defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned . Mahin checked, Larrabe bet 550,000, and Mahin announced a raise. He slid out 1.55 million, Larrabe moved all in for 5.35 million effective, and Mahin snap-called.
The turn was the , giving Larrabe even more outs. Any diamond, king, or ace would give him the best hand and eliminate Mahin in 18th place.
The completed the board, giving the Spaniard said flush, and Mahin was eliminated in 18th place, earning $347,521.