Jose Navarrete raised from the cutoff to 500,000, Dennis Rodriguez moved all in from the big blind for 1,725,000, and Navarrete tanked for a long time before he called with .
Rodriguez turned over , and needed it to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket queens held up for Rodriguez to win the pot and double up in chips.
Dennis Rodriguez – 3,650,000 (29 bb)
Jose Navarrete – 4,700,000 (38 bb)
In other news, Ioannis Patsourakis was eliminated in 22nd place, leaving seven players at each table.
22nd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $8,670
With 21 players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 4,325,000 (35 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $9,660 each.