With the blinds still at 2,000-4,000, Vanessa Kade raised from middle position to 10,000, Bridgette Adkins called from middle position, and Alejandra Reidel moved all in from the button for 41,000. Kade folded, and Adkins thought for a while before she called with .
Reidel turned over , and needed her hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Reidel flopped a set of eights and rivered a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.
Alejandra Reidel – 102,000 (26 bb)
Bridgette Adkins – 135,000 (34 bb)
Two levels later, after the blinds increased to 3,000-6,000, Brittani Nguyen moved all in from UTG+1 for 34,000, and Mica Lamar called from the hijack with .
Nguyen turned over , and needed her hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came — Lamar paired her jack on the flop to take the lead, and caught an ace on the river for two pair, but Nguyen rivered a spade flush to win the pot and double up in chips.
Brittani Nguyen – 83,000 (14 bb)
Mica Lamar – 115,000 (19 bb)
About five minutes later, Ritika Goyal got it all in from the button for 51,000 with , but she needed to improve to stay alive against the of Bridgette Adkins, who was under the gun.
The board came , and Goyal spiked an ace on the river to win the pot with a higher full house, queens full of aces, and double up in chips.
Rikita Goyal – 116,000 (19 bb)
Bridgette Adkins – 175,000 (29 bb)
The next hand, Vanessa Kade raised from the small blind to 20,000, and Bridgette Adkins called from the big blind.
The flop came , Kade bet 15,000, and Adkins called. The turn card was the , Kade bet 20,000, Adkins moved all in for 116,000, and Kade called with for two pair, aces and fives. But Adkins turned over for a five-high straight, and she needed it to hold to stay alive.
The river card was the , and Adkins won the pot with her straight to double up in chips.
Bridgette Adkins – 308,000 (51 bb)
Vanessa Kade – 175,000 (29 bb)
With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 147,000 (25 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $605 each.