Aaron Flores raised under the gun to 500,000, Paul Snead moved all in from the big blind for about 1,950,000, and Flores called with .
Snead turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Flores flopped a spade flush to win the pot and eliminate Snead in 10th place.
Aaron Flores – 7,000,000 (28 bb)
Paul Snead – Eliminated in 10th Place ($31,225)
Meanwhile, there was a hand in progress at the other table that needed to finish before they could combine to a final table.
After a flop of , Christie Yau bet 500,000 from the big blind, Scott Woodring raised from the cutoff to 1,500,000, and Yau three-bet it to 3,500,000.
Woodring tanked for a long time before he folded, and Yau showed for trip nines as she took the pot.
Christie Yau – 10,800,000 (43 bb)
Scott Woodring – 8,800,000 (35 bb)
With all action complete, there was a redraw for random seats at the final table. Stay tuned for an updated seat map.
With nine players remaining from a field of 4,535, the average chip stack is around 10,075,000 (40 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $31,225 each.