Patrick Capozziello was all in from the button for 2,600,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of Brad Speight, who had 2,675,000 in the cutoff.
The board came — Speight flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Capozziello won the pot with his pocket kings to double up in chips, knocking Speight down to just 75K.
Patrick Capozziello – 5,825,000 (23 bb)
Brad Speight – 75,000 (1/3 bb)
The next hand, Speight called all in under the gun for 75,000, and everyone folded to Yaroslav Nakonechnyy in the big blind, who already had the bet covered with his blind.
Speight turned over , and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the Nakonechnyy’s .
The board came , and Speight won the pot with his king to more than sextuple up in chips.
Brad Speight – 475,000 (2 bb)
The next hand, Speight was forced all in from the big blind (250K to the ante, and 225K to the big blind), and Nakonechnyy called from the small blind with . Speight turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Speight won the pot with two pair, nines and sixes, to double up yet again.
Brad Speight – 700,000 (3 bb)
A short while later, Yaroslav Nakonechnyy raised under the gun to 650,000, and Speight called all in from the cutoff for 575,000 with . Nakonechnyy turned over , and once again, Speight needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Speight spiked an eight on the river to win the pot and double up once more.
Brad Speight – 1,775,000 (7 bb)
The next hand, Speight moved all in under the gun for 1,775,000, and Robert Gregory moved all in over the top from the small blind with . Speight turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and the potential comeback of Speight came to an end as Gregory’s pocket queens held up to win the pot. Speight was eliminated in 11th place.
Robert Gregory – 15,000,000 (60 bb)
Brad Speight – Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,585)
With 10 players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 7,450,000 (30 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $17,845.