Mike Vela got it all in from UTG+1 for 240,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of chipleader Brian Altman in the small blind.
The board came , and Altman paired his nine on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Vela in 31st place.
Brian Altman – 9,300,000 (155 bb)
Mike Vela – Eliminated in 31st Place ($22,900)
A few minutes later, Juan Endara got it all in for about 350,000 with , only to run into . Endara didn’t improve, and he was eliminated in 29th place.
Juan Endara – Eliminated in 29th Place ($22,900)
With 28 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 2,750,000 (46 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).