After a rare period of respite, it's business as usual as Denton Pfister and Tyler Patterson get it all in preflop with and respectively. The board came to award Tyler a crucial double up with the rivered flush. He's now flying high with 255,000, whilst Pfister is back down to 180,000.
Timothy Flanders returned from break with just 35,000 chips and got them all in the middle preflop against John "Tex" Barch.
The flop was a good sweat. Barch flopped top pair, but Flanders was double-gutted with a flush draw. The on the turn did not help Flanders and neither did the on the river however eliminating him in 15th place.
Flanders will have to settle with $12,258 in prize money.
Here are the remaining players' counts:
|Chris Hyong Chang||333,000||72,000|
With eight levels in the book it's time for our last 20-minute break of the night!
Nick Binger, who is pretty good at remaining incognito, couldn't escape our preying eyes on departure, and despite a plucky performance that would make Rocky look like a quitter, he busted in 16th place.
Blair Rodman was the man responsible, the former bracelet winner putting Binger all in preflop with . Binger held , but was unable to improve on a board.
That was the third hand in a row that a player had busted from that table, and each time the sniper had a couple of bullets in his gun.
We unfortunately couldn't record the board or hands before the dealer washed the cards, but we were told that Chris Viox was eliminated by a player who held aces preflop.
That's the second hand in a row at Table 372 that a player has been eliminated by an opponent holding aces.
Viox will have to settle with 17th and $9,856.
Oliver Gill Gaber opened to 21,000 from under the gun and Klinghammer Thibaut re-raised to 72,000 from middle position. The action folded back to Gaber who moved all in for 93,000 and Thibaut called.
Thibaut's aces held when the board ran , eliminating Gaber from the tournament.
Seat 1: Michael Mixer - 80,000
Seat 2: Peter Costa - 435,000
Seat 3: Christian Harder - 453,000
Seat 4: Nenad Medic - 287,000
Seat 5: Trai Dang - 317,000
Seat 6: Chase Steely - 117,000
Seat 7: Denton Pfister - 285,000
Seat 8: Tyler Patterson - 174,000
Seat 9: Thomas Refern - 118,000
Seat 1: Chris Hyong Chang - 261,000
Seat 2: John Barch - 360,000
Seat 3: Timothy Flanders - 39,000
Seat 4: Chris Voix -- 67,000
Seat 5: Ashkan Razavi - 375,000
Seat 6: Klinghammer Thibaut - 380,000
Seat 7: Nick Binger - 60,000
Seat 8: Blair Rodman - 135,000
Jeffrey Coddington was all in for his tournament life against Ashkan Razavi before the flop and the hands were tabled:
The flop was clean and Coddington's kings remained ahead.
"No funny stuff," Coddington said to the dealer.
The turn and river were both jacks ( then ) giving Razavi trips and eliminating Coddington from the tournament.
Razavi now has 376,500 chips while Coddington will have to settle with $8,064.
Unfortunately for Steven "pikappraider" Burkholder, a return trip to the WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha final table wasn't in the cards.
According to former table opponent Michael Mixer, Burkhodler departed from the feature table with a flopped two pair and straight draw, but was outdrawn by aces which spiked a set on the turn.