With the final board showing and about 600,000 already in the pot, Justin Bond moved all in from middle position, and Natasha Mercier paused for just a moment before she called all in for 565,000.
Bond turned over for a ten-high bluff, and Mercier turned over to win the pot with trip fives and double up in chips.
Natasha Mercier – 1,735,000 (69 bb)
Justin Bond – 450,000 (18 bb)
With 40 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 1,070,000 (43 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $19,515 each.
The field will play as long as it takes today to reach the nine-handed final table, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 12:00 noon.