Giuseppe Calio min-raised from middle position to 50,000, and Luke Brereton moved all in from the cutoff for 245,000. Mike Vanier tanked for a while before he called from the big blind, and Calio folded.
Brereton turned over , but he needed to improve to stay alive against Vanier’s .
The board came , and Brereton flopped a set of nines to win the pot and double up in chips.
Luke Brereton – 585,000 (23 bb)
Mike Vanier – 480,000 (19 bb)
With eight players remaining from a field of 227, the average chip stack is around 570,000 (23 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $13,200 each.