Jonathan Bussieres raised from the button to 30,000, Mark Guariglia moved all in from the small blind for 95,000, and Bussieres called with . Guariglia turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came — Bussieres paired his jack on the turn, but Guariglia paired his queen on the river to win the pot and double up in chips.
Mark Guariglia – 220,000 (15 bb)
Jonathan Bussieres – 300,000 (20 bb)
Level 20 came to an end, and Level 21 began with increased blinds of 10K-15K with a 15K ante.
Craig Varnell moved all in under the gun for 85,000, and Mark Guariglia called from the small blind with .
Varnell turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came — Varnell paired his seven on the flop, but improved no further. Guariglia won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Varnell in fifth place.
Mark Guariglia – 325,000 (22 bb)
Craig Varnell – Eliminated in 5th Place ($25,450)
With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 390,000 (26 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $35,065.