With 31 players remaining, a player moved all in under the gun for 67,000, chipleader Brian Altman called from the cutoff, and the player on the button thought for a while before he called all in for 42,500.
These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Altman to win the pot and eliminate both players on the same hand to reach the Money Bubble.
Brian Altman – 683,000 (171 bb)
Altman was already chipleader, and this just pushed him even further out ahead of the field.
With 29 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 151,000 (38 big blinds), but only the final 28 will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $1,675 each.
The field has begun playing hand-for-hand on the Money Bubble.