Shortly after they moved to two tables, Christopher Frank was eliminated in ninth place, and there was a redraw for seats at the final table. And this time, it’s the final final table.
Here is the lineup, along with approximate chip counts:
Seat 1. Benjamin Juhasz – 280,000 (56 bb)
Seat 2. Jesse Lonis – 55,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3. Michael McKuin – 75,000 (15 bb)
Seat 4. Michael Duek – 240,000 (48 bb)
Seat 5. Matthew Wantman – 675,000 (135 bb)
Seat 6. Norbert Szecsi – 125,000 (25 bb)
Seat 7. Eddy Nedialkov – 400,000 (80 bb)
Seat 8. Dylan Smith – 420,000 (84 bb)
Shortly after the final table began, Eddy Nedialkov (big blind) and Michael McKuin (hijack) saw a flop of .
McKuin got it all in for about 60,000, and they turned over their cards.
Eddy Nedialkov: (two pair, kings and tens)
Michael McKuin: (pair of aces, gutshot straight draw)
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and Nedialkov won the pot with his two pair to eliminate McKuin in eighth place.
Eddy Nedialkov – 500,000 (100 bb)
Michael McKuin – Eliminated
With seven players remaining from a field of 22, the average chip stack is about 314,000 (63 big blinds). The final four players will finish in the money, earning at least $25,080 each.
Note: According to the structure sheet, levels were supposed to increase to a duration of 90 minutes at the final table, but the remaining players agreed to speed things up a bit with 60-minute levels. So levels will be one hour long for the rest of this event.