Marco Johnson had been among the big stacks mid-way through the day but he was just seen quickly heading out of the tournament area. His former table was four-handed and one big stack was easily visible in Joao Vieira.
The Portuguese pro confirmed that he had taken almost all of Johnson's chips and capped it off by winning a flip with queens versus ace-king, hitting a queen on the flop in a NLHE hand.
Ryan Miller was moved to Johnson's former seat and he also lost a lot of chips throughout the last few levels.
The short stack grind of Mike Wattel has eventually come to an end. He got it in against Chris Vitch and broke a queen as per the table chat but stood no chance, as Vitch's for an Eight-Dugi earned the pot. Wattel stormed out of the tournament area not too pleased with the final outcome, which left the players at his previous table somewhat surprised as they discussed what had just happened.
Jack Rice bet fifth and then check-called sixth against Matt Glantz. Both checked seventh and Rice tabled the , which chopped with the of Glantz. The vast majority of all hands in this game variant tend to be split pots when heading into showdown and this one was no different.
Bariscan Betil was eliminated not long ago and Schuyler Thornton followed in a Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw hand against Andrew Kelsall. Fewer than 50 players remain in the final level of the night, which is a repeat of the previous level with the same blind structure.
Anatolii Zyrin raised to 4,000 and was called by Noah Bronstein out of the small blind. Bronstein took one while Zyrin patted. They checked and Bronstein tabled the for a queen-ten, which Zyrin had beat with a jack-low.
Bronstein dropped to fewer than half of the starting stack after the hand was over.