A short-stacked player was all in from the big blind with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Nadya Magnus in the hijack.
The board came , and Magnus won the pot with two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate her opponent from the tournament.
Nadya Magnus – 68,000 (17 bb)
In addition to finishing fourth in this event last year to earn $171,642, Magnus was two cards away from winning Event 16 ($2,200 No Limit Hold’em) just a few days ago.
Magnus got it all in after the flop with top-and-bottom pair against Dominique Mosley’s middle pair, and if her two pair held up, Magnus would have won the title and the trophy. Unfortunately for Magnus, Mosley turned trips to double up, and she eventually finished as the runner-up (earning $93,566).
With 296 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 213,000 (53 big blinds), and the final 197 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $6,150 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 17 (about 6:45 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 21, around 12:30 am.