A player moved all in from middle position for 26,000, and Hector Pacheco called from the big blind with . His opponent turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and the short stack turned an open-ended straight draw, but improved no further. Pacheco won the pot with a pair of aces to eliminate his opponent in 26th place.
Hector Pacheco – 402,000 (50 bb)
Tuan Nguyen – Eliminated in 26th Place ($705)
With 25 players remaining from a field of 272, the average chip stack is about 218,000 (27 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $705 each.