Alexander Stewart was all in from the hijack for 315,000 with , and needed it to hold to stay alive against the of Kitty Kuo in the small blind.
The board came , and the aces held up for Stewart to win the pot and double up in chips.
Alexander Stewart – 690,000 (23 bb)
Kitty Kuo – 1,900,000 (63 bb)
With 33 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 1,295,000 (43 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $22,625 each.
The field will play as long as it takes today to reach the nine-handed final table, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 12:00 noon.