Isaac Kempton raised from middle position to 225,000, Fares Santana moved all in from the button for 515,000, and Francisco Gomez moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 2.5 million.
Kempton thought for a bit before he folded, saying, “I was going to call his all in, but …”
Santana turned over , but he was dominated and facing elimination against the of Gomez.
The board came — Santana flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Gomez won the pot with his pocket kings to eliminate Santana in ninth place.
Francisco Gomez – 3,400,000 (34 bb)
Fares Santana – Eliminated in 9th Place ($30,297)
With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,360,000 (44 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $38,039.