After a flop of , Rick Simpkins got it all in from the cutoff for 44,000 with for a pair of queens, but he needed to improve to stay alive against his opponent’s in middle position.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and Simpkins paired his king on the turn to win the pot with two pair, kings and queens, to double up in chips.
Rick Simpkins – 125,000 (31 bb)
The tournament clock shows 207 players remaining from a field of 1,110, with an average chip stack around 214,000 (54 big blinds). The final 139 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $8,115 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:15 am).