Alex Foxen defended his big blind and check-called 1,400 from early-position player Dan Howe on a flop. Foxen check-called 3,800 more on the , and a arrived. He checked a final time, and Howe blasted out 9,000. Foxen thought about a minute and called, and he couldn't beat Howe's .
In that same area of the tournament, Matthew Mendez and Team PokerStars Pro Jaime Staples have taken seats.