With the board showing on the turn, Michael Newman got it all in from the small blind for about 250,000 with (pair of aces), but he needed to improve to stay alive against the (two pair) of Chris Backhouse in the hijack.
The river card was the , and Backhouse won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Newman in 95th place.
Chris Backhouse – 770,000 (77 bb)
Michael Newman – Eliminated in 95th Place ($11,520)
With 94 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 455,000 (46 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $11,520 each.
Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:45 am.