The players return from a break to begin Level 37, with increased blinds of 250,000-500,000 and a 500,000 ante. With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 13.7 million (27 big blinds).
Here are the official chip counts from the break:
Seat 1. Abdelouahed Bouanani – 3,450,000 (7 bb)
Seat 2. Serge Dergham – 7,000,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3. Kevin Ho – 30,700,000 (61 bb)
About seven minutes into the level, Abdelouahed Bouanani moved all in from the small blind for about 3,500,000, and Serge Dergham thought for a while before he called from the big blind with .
Bouanani turned over , and he needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Dergham paired his king to win the pot and double up in chips.
Abdelouahed Bouanani – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($32,323)
Heads-up play is now underway between Kevin Ho and Serge Dergham, and these are their approximate chip counts, followed by the remaining payouts:
Kevin Ho – 31,000,000 (62 bb)
Serge Dergham – 10,200,000 (20 bb)
1st: $70,567 + WSOP Circuit Ring