Loni Hui was all in from the big blind for 154,000 with , and she needed her hand to hold to stay alive against the UTG player’s .
The board came — both players turned an identical gutshot straight draw, but the river card was a blank. Hui won the pot with a pair of kings to double up in chips.
Loni Hui – 316,000 (63 bb)
With 234 players remaining from a field of 1,566, the average chip stack is about 268,000 (54 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 after Level 16 (around 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:15 am).