The final 26 players have returned today to play down to a winner (or at least down to a deal), and the action got underway at 3:00 pm as scheduled.
About five minutes into the action, Henry Fermin raised from middle position to 350,000, Earl Gallegos moved all in from the hijack for 1,325,000, and Fermin called with .
Gallegos turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Fermin flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Gallegos won the pot with a flopped pair of queens to double up in chips.
Earl Gallegos – 3,025,000 (20 bb)
Henry Fermin – 1,025,000 (7 bb)
With 26 players remaining from a field of 6,134, the average chip stack is about 4,725,000 (32 big blinds). The field is in the money, and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,075 each.