Faraz Jaka raised from the cutoff to 18,000, Jake Schwartz called from the button, and Mukul Pahuja reraised to about 170,000, leaving himself just 2,000 behind. Jaka moved all in, and Schwartz folded.
Pahuja called all in for his last 2,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against Jaka’s .
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Jaka to win the pot and eliminate Pahuja in 11th place.
Faraz Jaka – 1,035,000 (129 bb)
Mukul Pahuja – Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,461)
That pot took Jaka into what looked to be a tie for the chip lead with Stephen Song, but it’s tough to tell because Song is already playing the next hand against Brock Wilson on a flop of .
Song checked the small blind, Wilson bet 8,000 from the big blind, and Song check-raised to 28,000. Wilson called.
The turn card was the , Song bet 60,000, and Wilson tanked for a while before he called.
The river card paired the board with the , and Song thought for a bit before he moved all in.
Wilson snap-called all in for 218,000 with for a flopped nine-high straight, and Song reluctantly turned over for a failed bluff. Wilson won the pot with his straight to double up in chips.
Brock Wilson – 630,000 (79 bb)
Stephen Song – 730,000 (91 bb)
After Song lost that big pot, Faraz Jaka had sole possession of the chip lead.
With 10 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 415,000 (52 big blinds), and these players are all guaranteed at least $7,453 each.