Greg Mueller opened to 2,300, and Donnacha O'Dea shoved all in for 14,800. Action folded back to Mueller.
"I don't think I can fold," he said. "How much is it?"
Given the count, he continued to think. "I just have a feeling I'm way behind."
Mueller called and was pleased to see it was a race.
O'Dea's eights held as the board ran out , dodging a gutterball that Mueller picked up on the turn.
O'Dea is an old-school Irish poker legend, eighth on the all-time tournament money winner list from the country. He's been playing at the World Series of Poker since the early 1980s, and he has one bracelet win and plenty of other cashes. His son, Eoghan, made the November Nine in 2011.