Sam Higgs limped from middle position, and that inspired Richard Johnston to three-bet to 13,500 from late position. Mike Watson flatted from the big blind, Higgs came along, and three players saw a flop of . Johnston checked, Watson bet 30,000, and Higgs got out of the way. Johnston called off his last 10,000 or so and the cards were turned on their backs.
The turn gave Watson a straight, and that meant Johnston needed either an eight or seven on the river to stay alive. The dealer burned one last time and put out the . Johnston missed and had to settle for eighth place and AU$15,021 in prize money.