Three spots from the money, there was some heavy stalling throughout Level 16, so as Level 17 begins, they will be playing hand-for-hand until the Money Bubble bursts.
You know what else speeds up play? Cooler situations.
In Hand #1, Nick Schulman got it all in from UTG+1 for roughly 600,000 with , but he needed to improve to stay alive against the of Jerry Wong in the hijack.
The board came , and the aces held up for Wong to win the pot and eliminate Schulman in 22nd place.
Jerry Wong – 1,550,000 (62 bb)
Nick Schulman – Eliminated
With 21 players remaining from a field of 132, the average chip stack is around 600,000 (24 big blinds). The final 19 players will finish in the money, earning at least $57,055.
Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are 16 players remaining, and the survivors will return tomorrow at 2:00 pm EDT to play down to a winner.