Jim Collopy raised from the button, Jonathan Bussieres moved all in from the small blind for 60,000, and Collopy called with . Bussieres turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Bussieres rivered a five-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.
Jonathan Bussieres – 245,000 (16 bb)
Jim Collopy – 150,000 (10 bb)
About 10 minutes later, Faraz Jaka moved all in from the button for 195,000, and Craig Varnell called from the small blind with . Jaka turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and Jaka won the pot with his king to double up in chips.
Faraz Jaka – 420,000 (28 bb)
Craig Varnell – 55,000 (4 bb)
Greg Baird moved all in from the small blind for 155,000, and Joe McKeehen thought for a bit before calling from the big blind with .
Baird turned over , and he was dominated and facing elimination.
The board came , and McKeehen won the pot with his ten kicker to eliminate Baird in seventh place.
Joe McKeehen – 465,000 (31 bb)
Greg Baird – Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,385)
With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 260,000 (17 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $19,325.