Paul Balzano raised from the button to 600,000, David Jackson moved all in from the small blind for 7,750,000, and chipleader Balzano called with . Jackson turned over , and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket eights held up for Jackson to win the pot and double up in chips.
David Jackson – 16,100,000 (54 bb)
Paul Balzano – 9,500,000 (32 bb)
The next hand, Isaac Kempton got it all in from the big blind for 5,025,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of Paul Balzano, who was UTG/cutoff.
The board came , and the pocket sixes held up for Kempton to win the pot and double up in chips.
Isaac Kempton – 10,500,000 (35 bb)
Paul Balzano – 4,500,000 (15 bb)
With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 8,725,000 (29 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $103,434.