While Bruno Portaro and Hassan Hanksson were involved in a hand, we noticed that the seat of Jason Gray was empty. Upon asking Oliver Gill, he pointed towards two AU$ 50 notes next to him and then wanted the pen and paper to write down what happened. Hanksson confirmed that he had paid the always talkative Gill to keep the mouth shut for a while and Gill accepted the offer.
Anyways, back to Gray. He opened from under the gun to 1,000 and called the three-bet to 1,500 by Bruno Portaro. On a flop, Gray bet and Portaro called before the finalist of the AU$1,650 Dealer's Choice Event got the remainder of his stack in after a on the turn. Gray had pocket aces and Portaro flopped the straight with . The on the river was a blank and Gray was gone.
Meanwhile one table over, fellow Australian Hall of Famer Jeff Lisandro also ran out of chips and joined the rail.