John Holley raised under the gun to 50,000, Alexander Hoff called from the small blind, and Pao Lee called from the big blind.
The flop came , and it checked to Holley, who bet 50,000. Hoff folded, and Pao thought for a bit before he folded, leaving himself with just 150,000. Holley took the pot.
John Holley – 2,700,000 (108 bb)
Pao Lee – 150,000 (6 bb)
The next hand, Joel Harwood limped under the gun for 25,000, and Alexander Hoff raised from the button to 80,000. Pao Lee moved all in from the small blind for 150,000, Harwood folded, and Hoff called.
The board came , and the pocket aces held up for Lee to win the pot and double up in chips.
“You’re not supposed to wake up with aces there,” said Eric Kolodny. Lee simply smiled as he stacked the pot.
Pao Lee – 375,000 (15 bb)
Alexander Hoff – 2,750,000 (110 bb)
With five players remaining, the average chip stack is around 1,620,000 (65 big blinds). The next player to be eliminated will earn $9,975.