Here are the official chip counts from the break:
Seat 1. Arthur Conan – 100,000 (3 bb)
Seat 2. Sam Soverel – 1,055,000 (35 bb)
Seat 3. Chris Brewer – 1,590,000 (53 bb)
Seat 4. Seth Davies – 2,505,000 (84 bb)
In the first hand back from the break, Arthur Conan moved all in from the button for 100,000, and Sam Soverel called from the small blind with .
Conan turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the two low cards on the board allowed Conan’s kicker to play, giving him the double-up.
Arthur Conan – 260,000 (9 bb)
Sam Soverel – 955,000 (32 bb)
Two hands later, Conan got it all in from the big blind for 230,000 with , and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the of Chris Brewer on the button.
The board came , and the pocket deuces held up for Conan to win the pot and double up in chips again.
Conan had been down to a single big blind — 25,000 — and a short while later he’s got 505,000.
Arthur Conan – 505,000 (17 bb)
Chris Brewer – 1,290,000 (43 bb)
With four players remaining from a field of 42, the average chip stack is about 1.31 million (44 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $203,700.