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Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight H Players Remaining: 71 of 722
The field got down to 73 players as Level 16 ended and they took a 15-minute break. When they returned, they would continue playing hand-for-hand until one more player was eliminated.
In that first hand, there were two all-in-and-call situations at neighboring tables, but nobody revealed their cards until all the other tables completed their action.
At Table 29, the small blind was all in for 72,000 with [As][Kd], and he needed to improve to stay alive against Bruce Snell’s [8s][8h] in middle position.
The board came [9s][5c][2d][3c][Js], and the pocket eights held up for Snell to win the pot and eliminate the player in the small blind.
Bruce Snell – 328,000
At Table 30, the player on the button had moved all in for 78,000, and William Rincon tanked for a while in the big blind before he called with a slightly larger stack.
When all other tables completed their action, the player on the button showed [9s][8s], and he needed to improve to stay alive against Rincon’s [7h][7c].
The board came [7s][7d][6d][As][Js] — the player on the button rivered a spade flush, but it was too little, too late, as Rincon had flopped quad sevens. The short-stacked player was eliminated.
William Rincon – 195,000
Since both tables lost a player, only 71 players will advance from this flight.