Mike Meskin got it all in from the button for 100,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Giuseppe Iadisernia in the small blind.
The board came — Meskin paired his jack on the flop, but Iadisernia rivered an ace-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Meskin in 18th place.
Giuseppe Iadisernia – 450,000 (45 bb)
Mike Meskin – Eliminated in 18th Place
With 17 players remaining from a field of 102, the average chip stack is about 600,000 (60 big blinds). The final 14 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $57,945 each.
Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table.