John Juanda folded his button, and Richard Ashby moved all in for right around 200,000 from the small blind. In the big, Phil Hellmuth made the call, and "Chufty" was at risk, and he needed a card. Hellmuth considered his play for a long while as Juanda craned his neck to sweat the decision. Hellmuth eventually slapped one card down on the felt face-down.
With the draw still to come, the cards were opened up:
Hellmuth was a bit peeved that he'd broken the best hand, but he was still well in front with one card apiece still coming. Ashby got the first card and he left it alone as Hellmuth got his. "I'll flip it over right away," Hellmuth announced, and he quickly showed the . That was that. Ashby couldn't catch a better low, and he showed the that he'd pulled in vain.
With that, Richard Ashby has been eliminated in 3rd place. It's his second final table of this WSOP, and this one likely leaves him with the same empty feeling inside. This one comes with a consolation prize of $143,000 and some change, and that should do some good in helping Ashby overcome the disappointment.