Nick Palma was all in from the small blind for 250,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Don Flynn in the big blind.
The board came — Palma flopped a pair of nines with an open-ended straight draw, and it held up for him to win the pot and double up in chips.
Nick Palma – 540,000 (14 bb)
Don Flynn – 1,375,000 (34 bb)
With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,065,000 (27 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $15,950 each.