Sean Winter shoved all in for 255,000 from middle position and Keith Tilston called from the big blind.
In a classic race for Winter’s tournament life, he would need to find some help to remain alive.
The dealer spread the flop to push Tilston further ahead. The on the turn gave Tilston a straight, but leave Winter drawing to clubs or a nine to stay alive.
The river landed the and Winter was eliminated in eighth-place.
For Winter, if he can fade a David Peters victory, he will be crowned the U.S. Poker Open Champion.