Willy Stadele raised UTG+1 to 225,000, Tuan Pham moved all in from the big blind for 1,630,000, and Stadele tanked for a while before he called with .
Pham turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Stadele to win the pot and eliminate Pham in 31st place.
Willy Stadele – 4,725,000 (47 bb)
Tuan Pham – Eliminated in 31st Place ($3,560)
With 30 players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 2,475,000 (25 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,560, and the next pay jump is $4,430 for 27th place.