The six-max event is down to the final five players (Chris Howard busted seventh, and Jordan Semel went out sixth), and they just returned from break to begin Level 22, with blinds at 10,000-20,000. These were their official chip counts:
Seat 1. David Moreno – 180,000 (9 bb)
Seat 2. Christopher Suarez – 480,000 (24 bb)
Seat 3. Ramon Miquel Munoz – 535,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4. Vladimir Vasilyev – 550,000 (28 bb)
Seat 5. Raminder Singh – 1,000,000 (50 bb)
A short while later, Ramon Miquel Munoz got it all in from the button for 485,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of Vladimir Vasilyev, who had him out-chipped by just 25K.
The board came , and the pocket queens held up for Munoz to win the pot and double up in chips. Vasilyev was knocked all the way down to a bit more than a single big blind.
Ramon Miquel Munoz – 1,010,000 (51 bb)
Vladimir Vasilyev – 25,000 (1 bb)
Three hands later, Vasilyev moved all in under the gun for 25,000, David Moreno called from the button, and Munoz called from the big blind.
Moreno and Munoz checked all the way down on a board of , and all three players turned over their cards.
Ramon Miquel Munoz: (two pair, eights and sixes)
David Moreno: (two pair, nines and eights)
Vladimir Vasilyev: (queen high)
Moreno won the pot with his higher two pair to eliminate Vasilyev in fifth place.
David Moreno – 255,000 (13 bb)
Ramon Miquel Munoz – 915,000 (46 bb)
Vladimir Vasilyev – Eliminated in 5th Place ($5,315)
With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 685,000 (34 big blinds). As a reminder, here is the full list of payouts:
1st: $22,520 + LHPO Trophy
5th: Vladimir Vasilyev – $5,315
6th: Jordan Semel – $3,910
7th: Christopher Howard – $2,940