With 28 players left, and a pay jump and a redraw coming after one more elimination, action has slowed down quite a bit. There is a lot of tanking and stalling, with players burning their Time Chips since they know they’ll be reset to six as soon as they reach the final three tables.
With the board showing on the river and about 340,000 already in the pot, Sheddy Siddiqui bet 675,000 from the big blind, leaving himself about 100,000 behind.
Asher Conniff used six of his seven Time Chips to tank for more than three minutes before he folded, and Siddiqui took the pot.
Sheddy Siddiqui – 1,115,000 (28 bb)
Asher Conniff – 1,475,000 (37 bb)
With 28 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 1,530,000 (38 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $22,625 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.