Ronnie Bardah raised from the button, Matt Bond reraised from the big blind to 380,000, and Bardah used one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before reraising to 890,000.
Bond used one of his Time Chips before five-betting all in, and Bardah quickly called with .
Bond turned over , and Bardah needed his aces to hold to stay alive.
The board came , and the pocket aces held up for Bardah to win the pot and double up in chips.
Ronnie Bardah – 5,710,000 (114 bb)
Matt Bond – 3,545,000 (71 bb)
With 23 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2.74 million (55 big blinds), and they are guaranteed to earn at least $27,660 each.
There will be a one-hour dinner break after Level 26 (around 6:45 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 29, around 12:30 am.