In Hand #1 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble (two spots from the money), Chad Eveslage got it all in preflop with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against his opponent’s .
The board came , and the pocket jacks held up for Eveslage to win the pot and double up in chips.
Chad Eveslage – 150,000 (19 bb)
Meanwhile, there was another all-in situation at a different table, and that one resulted in an elimination. That leaves 197 players in the field, one spot away from the money. Hand-for-hand play continues.
With 197 players remaining from a field of 1,566, the average chip stack is about 318,000 (40 big blinds). The final 196 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,265 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break at the end of this level (around 6:55 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:40 am).