David Nowling raised under the gun to 125,000, Michael Lee moved all in from the hijack for 1,210,000, and Nowling used one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before he called with .
Lee turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket queens held up for Nowling to win the pot and eliminate Lee in 26th place.
After the hand, Lee asked why it took so long for Nowling to call, and Nowling said that Lee had been playing so tight that he actually considered folding.
David Nowling – 3,065,000 (51 bb)
Michael Lee – Eliminated in 26th Place ($22,900)
Around the same time, Robel Andemichael got it all in from the button for 905,000 with , and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the of Ted McNamara in the big blind.
The board came , and Andemichael flopped a set of eights and turned quads to win the pot and double up in chips.
Robel Andemichael – 2,025,000 (34 bb)
Ted McNamara – 2,970,000 (50 bb)
With 25 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 3,080,000 (51 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $22,900 each.
There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, around 6:40 pm, and action is scheduled to continue today until there are two tables remaining (16 players).