After a flop of , the small blind checked, Mike Vela bet 28,000 from the big blind, and Giuseppe Iadisernia raised UTG+1 to 90,000.
The small blind check-raised all in for 254,000, and Vela folded. Iadisernia tanked for a while before he called with for a pair of queens.
The small blind turned over [ for an open-ended straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and Iadisernia won the pot with two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate the small blind from the tournament.
Giuseppe Iadisernia – 815,000 (163 bb)
Mike Vela – 570,000 (114 bb)
With about 270 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 285,000 (57 big blinds). The final 193 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,600 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:30-6:45 pm, depending on the Money Bubble), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 11:30 pm.