Joseph Bourais raised under the gun to 60,000, Deonarine Itwaru thought for a while before reraising from the cutoff to 140,000, and Bourais called.
The flop came , Bourais checked, Itwaru bet 85,000, and Bourais called.
The turn card was the , Bourais moved all in for 380,000, and Itwaru snap-called all in for 360,000 with .
Bourais turned over , and Itwaru needed his aces to hold to stay alive.
The river card was the , and Itwaru won the pot with his pocket aces to double up in chips, knocking Boulais down to less than a big blind.
Deonarine Itwaru – 1,235,000 (49 bb)
Joseph Bourais – 20,000 (<1 bb)
The next hand, Bourais was forced all in for his last 20,000 for the big blind ante, and even if he won a seven-way hand, he would only win his ante back.
Steven Bennett moved all in from the cutoff for 185,000, and everyone else folded.
Bourais turned over , and needed to improve to stay alive against Bennett’s .
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Bennett to win the pot and eliminate Bourais in seventh place.
Steven Bennett – 220,000 (9 bb)
Joseph Boulais – Eliminated in 7th Place ($3,185)
With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 585,000 (23 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $3,690 for sixth place.