Jacob Kauffman raised from the button to 7,000, Asher Neaman reraised from the big blind to 28,000, and Kauffman called.
Neaman moved all in dark before the flop came .
Kauffman thought for a while before he called all in for 78,000 with for queen high with a diamond flush draw. Neaman turned over for ace high, and Kauffman needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card paired the board with the , the river card was the , and Kauffman won the pot with his diamond flush to double up in chips.
Jacob Kauffman – 216,500 (72 bb)
Asher Neaman – 85,000 (28 bb)
A short while later, after the blinds increased to 2,000-4,000 with a 4,000 ante, Kauffman raised from the cutoff to 10,000, Neaman moved all in from the small blind for about 80,000, and Kauffman called with .
Neanman turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Neaman’s tournament life was spared by a five-high straight on the board. It was a chopped pot.
Jacob Kauffman – 225,000 (56 bb)
Asher Neaman – 85,000 (21 bb)
With 34 players remaining, the average chip stack is around 148,000 (37 big blinds). The final 32 players will finish in the money, with a min-cash worth $1,675.