Level 16 (4,000/8,000/1,000)
Total Entrants: 58
Players Remaining: 3
Average Stack: 290,000
It did not take long for the field to move down to three players as James R. Smith eliminated Andrew Chicase shortly after play resumed. Chicase was all-in for 104,000 from the button and Smith called following a short trip into the tank.
Chicase was in trouble as Smith rolled over A♣K♥ to have Chicase’s A♥9♥ dominated. The 8♠6♠2♣ flop kept Smith ahead but the 6♣ turn opened the door for a possible chop. Alas, the 10♥ on the river held Smith’s kicked ahead and Chicase will exit fourth place.
Smith’s chip stacks looms even more larger over the field as he controls almost half of the chips in play.