Gerard Simpson raised from middle position to 85,000, the player on the button reraised to 600,000, and John Rhodes called all in from the big blind for 205,000. Simpson tanked for a while before he folded.
Rhodes turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive against the button’s .
The board came , and Rhodes turned a diamond flush to win the pot and double up in chips.
John Rhodes – 555,000 (14 bb)
With about 105 players remaining from a field of 6,253, the average chip stack is around 1,190,000 (30 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,600 each. The next pay jump is $2,880 for 99th place.