After a flop of , Shane Raikes bet 3,000 from the cutoff, and Mukul Pahuja called from the button.
The turn card was the , Raikes bet 13,000, and Pahuja called. The river card was the , and both players checked. Raikes showed for ace high (missed his flush draw), and Pahuja turned over to win the pot with a pair of eights.
Mukul Pahuja – 88,000 (59 bb)
Shane Raikes – 83,000 (55 bb)
A short while later, a player at another table got it all in from the button for 10,500 with , and needed to improve to stay alive against the of Isaac Freund in the big blind.
The board came , and the pocket sevens held up for Freund to win the pot and eliminate his opponent.
Isaac Freund – 40,000 (27 bb)
The next hand, Freund completed the small blind to 1,500, the big blind raised to 5,500, and Freund moved all in for 40,000. The big blind thought for a while before he folded, and Freund took the pot.
Isaac Freund – 47,000 (31 bb)
And here are some more updated chip counts from the field:
Jeff Trudeau – 13,500 (9 bb)
Darryl Wettlaufer – 125,000 (83 bb)
Cameron Storto – 70,000 (47 bb)
Aaron Thivyanathan – 34,000 (23 bb)
Joseph Duchman – 115,000 (77 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas – 80,000 (53 bb)
John Gorsuch – 15,000 (10 bb)
Peter Striano – 60,000 (40 bb)
Mark Dube – 25,000 (17 bb)
Stuart Young – 140,000 (93 bb)
Neil Blumenfield – 100,000 (67 bb)
With about 60 players remaining from a field of 217, the average chip stack is about 54,500 (36 big blinds). The final 37 will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $505 each.