With about 120 players remaining, Michael Newman moved all in from the hijack for 50,000, and Landon Tice called from the small blind with .
Newman turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Tice flopped a set of sixes, only to see Newman turn a seven-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.
“How crazy is that?” said Newman.
Michael Newman – 116,000 (15 bb)
Landon Tice – 320,000 (40 bb)
With about 120 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 357,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $8,515 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level, around 6:54 pm. Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:45 am.