Romeo Mendoza limped under the gun for 8,000, the player in the cutoff raised to 28,000, and Erik Nomberg reraised from the button to 74,000. Mendoza thought for a while before he called, and the cutoff folded.
Both players checked to the turn on a board of , Romeo bet 65,000, and Nomberg thought for a while before he called.
The river card was the , and Romeo thought for a while before he checked. Nomberg quickly checked behind.
Romeo showed , but Nomberg turned over to win the pot with a pair of queens.
Erik Nomberg – 655,000 (82 bb)
Romeo Mendoza – 875,000 (109 bb)
With about 226 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 374,000 (47 big blinds). The final 212 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,915 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level (around 6:30 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (about 12:30 am).